Re: Spaceway 1 geo sat easy to see last night, more slow flashing fromThuraya 1

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Fri Aug 31 2007 - 09:34:36 EDT

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    Good heavens Kevin , ...where are you getting this clear weather from ????
    
    I'm itching to get a look at the sky , but here in the UK we have had weeks 
    of cloud cover ,day and night ,  in fact this appears to be the wettest 
    summer on record. :o((
    
    If you could send some of that clear stuff this way , I'd be much obliged 
    :O))
    
    John
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Kevin Fetter" <kfetter@yahoo.com>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 1:54 PM
    Subject: Spaceway 1 geo sat easy to see last night, more slow flashing 
    fromThuraya 1
    
    
    >I am going to have to keep my eye on Spaceway 1 ( 28644 ).
    >
    > Last night, I was trying to observing the Boeing HS702 series of geo 
    > sat's, with my wide feild
    > setup.
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    > I could see spaceway 2 ( 28903 ) and spaceway 1. I beleive I observed 
    > Intelsat 1R ( 26608 ) but I
    > didn't keep the video, to check to make sure I wasn't seeing things.
    >
    > Spaceway 1 was easy to spot, in the 8th mag range at 6:56 UTC ( Aug 31 )
    > I couldn't spot Directv 10 ( 31862 ) the newest boeing HS702 beside it.
    >
    > Hopefully spaceway 1 flares up nice and bright. And I don't mean at the 
    > geo sat flare season time.
    > I mean, like I have observed with Intelsat 1R, in Feb
    >
    > What ever causing the flare, it's doing a good job. I wonder if one of the 
    > antenna's are something
    > else on the main body. Only a crazy thought of mine, so don't pay 
    > attention.
    >
    > Thuraya 1 ( 26578 ) was observed slowly flashing last night, after I 
    > started observing it around
    > 6:04 UTC ( Aug 31 ) Seems to be roughly 2 minutes between the slow 
    > flashes. Will be keeping an eye
    > on this one for sure.
    >
    > Kevin
    >
    > 44.6062 N
    > 75.6910 W
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