HESSI rocket seen again

From: Edward S Light (light@argoscomp.com)
Date: Mon Feb 11 2002 - 19:56:39 EST

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    This evening, I was unable to see 27370 (02-004A : HESSI) but did
    glimpse its rocket 27371 (02-004B : HESSI Pegasus R/B) in 10x50s.
    At 2002 Feb 11/23:39.6 UTC it passed by alpha Lep and at maximum,
    it appeared about +7.7 mag (corresponding to a quicksat intrinsic
    magnitude of 6.6 or a SkyMap standard magnitude of 8.0).
    
    While it's coming by later each evening, it's also appearing lower
    (tonight just 30 degrees in the SSE) so I probably won't see it
    or its payload for a while.
    
    Clear and dark skies!
       Ed Light
    
    Lakewood, NJ, USA
    N 40.1075, W 074.2312, +24 m (80 ft)
    
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