RE: cosmos 1220 ?

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 17:44:36 PST

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    Heavens-Above's magnitude prediction for the pass observed by Ken Girodias
    agrees with mine, which was based on a standard magnitude of 4.9; however, the
    object is known to frequently exceed predictions, by as many as 3 magnitudes.
    For example, Russell Eberst has reported it as bright as magnitude 0.8, when
    the prediction was 4.3.
    Ted Molczan
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