Re: 12044A / 38744 visual magnitude

From: Brad Young (
Date: Mon Aug 13 2012 - 00:23:51 UTC

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    > I am going to try to see these objects tonight and wonder if 7x50 binocs will 
    > work for a pass around 1300 km slant range...40% illumination.
    I saw one Friday night with handheld 12 x 60s but mounted 20 x 80s were much better, at about 36 deg up, similar phase and a little more range. 7x50s might be pushing it; they were no better than 7th mag for me, probably 8th.
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