Re: Gorizont 14

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Wed Aug 07 2002 - 05:13:05 EDT

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    Under mediocre conditions (poor transparency), I was able
    to track Gorizont 14 (87-040A, 17969) from 3:07 to 5:08 
    August 7 UTC with my 10x50 binoculars; brightest flashes 
    were at least +5 if not +4.5.  (They vary in brightness,
    but I haven't yet figured out a pattern.)  It's pretty 
    far west, but I think worth a try for those who want to 
    see a flashing geosynch -- tumble period about 87.85 
    Robert Fenske asked about Gorizont 16 (88-071A, 19397);
    I recorded some timings April through June of this year; 
    its flash period seemed to have increased from 95.n to 
    97.n in about three months.  Too tired for more details 
    at the moment.
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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