NOSS 3-2 observation

From: Bruce MacDonald (
Date: Tue Dec 09 2003 - 14:29:53 EST

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    For what it's worth, I have just seen the NOSS 3-2 twins making a moderate
    (33 degree altitude) pass over my location.  Despite very poor light
    pollution from floodlights to my North, I saw both objects at around 19:08
    UTC just before they passed out of view, just north of Ursa Major.
    I have been waiting all week to see them and just missed a good pass on
    Sunday 7 December.  The trailing sat was definitely one magnitude brighter
    than the leader.  At that altitude I estimate the brightness to be mag 5 for
    the trailer and mag 6 for the leader, though the light pollution made
    estimating brightness difficult.
    Bruce MacDonald
    Devizes UK 51.3440 N 1.9849 W 125m
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