Re: Landsat 2 Rk

From: Mike McCants (
Date: Wed Aug 01 2007 - 13:36:43 EDT

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    Tom Laskowski posted:
    >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
    From time to time, Spacecom will switch tles.  Object 09040 was the largest
    piece of debris.  On May 7/8, 2004, Spacecom switched the tles for 09040 with
    the tles for 07616, 1975-004B.  So now 09040 is a tiny piece of debris and
    07616 is the largest piece of debris.  So 07616 now matches what we have seen
    as a fairly bright object in the past.
    Mike McCants
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