Re: Landsat 2 Rk

From: Edward S Light (light@argoscomp.com)
Date: Wed Aug 01 2007 - 12:17:53 EDT

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    Tom,
    
    Earlier today, you wrote:
    
    > Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 09:06:26 -0700
    > From: "Tom Laskowski" <mrtsp91@netscape.com>
    > To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    > Subject: Landsat 2 Rk
    >
    > Landsat 2 Rk, 09040, 1975-004-DE
    >
    > I've been trying to observe this object for some time now.  H-A and Quicksat
    > both give it a magnitude in the +5.0 range, but I've never been able to see it
    > despite numerous attempts of good passes.  I've used both 10x50 binoculars and
    > a 5' Maksutov, but no luck.
    >
    > I'm wondering if this is actually much fainter that listed, thus I'll need a
    > larger scope.  Or is this still in orbit?
    >
    > Thanks.
    
    I observed this object on three different passes in 2000 April through July;
    its apparent magnitude was in the +5.0 to +6.1 range. So unless something
    drastic has happened to it in the past seven years, it should be easily
    seen in 10x50s [which is what I used].  And, yes, it is still in orbit;
    the latest elements for it have an epoch of late July 30th.
    
    Clear and dark skies!
       Ed Light
    
    Lakewood, NJ, USA
    Site 8840, N 40.1075, W 074.2312, +24 m (80 ft)
    
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