Re: Bright pass by 02144 OAO 1 r

From: Robert Oler (cvn65vf94@msn.com)
Date: Sat Dec 28 2002 - 01:40:44 EST

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    If I recall correctly thats a Centaur.  OAO 1...I recall when it first 
    launched I grabbed its telem for the short time it operated (the battery 
    probably exploded).
    
    
    
    Robert Oler WB5MZO Houston TX
    
    
    
    
    
    >From: Larry Brash <lbrash@ozemail.com.au>
    >Reply-To: lbrash@ozemail.com.au
    >To: SeeSat-L List <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    >Subject: Re: Bright pass by 02144 OAO 1 r
    >Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 17:25:48 +1100
    >
    >Mark Hanning-Lee wrote:
    > >
    > > On 12/27 17:39 PST = 12/28 1:39 UTC, I saw a good pass
    > > by 02144 OAO 1 r.
    > >
    > > As it passed near Aries, descending in the E sky, it
    > > was about as bright as beta Ari mag 2.6.
    > > Predicted mag 5.1.
    > > Just a heads-up in case it flares for others as well.
    >
    >I saw this one unexpectedly on 27-Sep-2002. It wasn't on the HA's list
    >of predicted sats (up to 4.5 mag). It was between 3.2 and 3.5 magnitude.
    >
    >--
    >Larry Brash
    >
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