Re: Gorizont 14 back again

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Tue Aug 28 2001 - 00:40:25 PDT

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    Sebastian Stabroth asked regarding Gorizont 14:
    > Is this a showstopper?
    Well, I guess that I wouldn't say that.  I think that its 
    brightest flashes may reach +4.5, and they occur about 
    every 87.8 or so seconds.  So it's more of a question of 
    how interested you are in seeing that type of object.  
    Superbird A and Intelsat 512 and TDF-1 (if we ever see 
    it again) are definitely more exciting due to brighter 
    flashes and much shorter flash periods; but they are 
    visible for only a few minutes each night, whereas the 
    Gorizonts usually are visible for a much longer time.
    We're having some cloudy nights here; received 7.5 to 15 
    cm (or more?) of rain in my general vicinity within 24 
    hours (two heavy rain events) on August 26 UTC.  May be 
    cloudy for two or three more nights.
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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