ETS-6 bright flashes

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Tue Feb 12 2002 - 20:37:58 EST

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    Last night (early Feb 12 UTC) ETS 6 (94-056A, 23230, Kiku 6) did 
    some very bright (+1.5) flashes at about 4:26-27 (RA 4:00, Dec -17) 
    and 4:51-53 (RA 6:40, Dec -28).  The range was about 16,000 down to
    11,000 km, as it was approaching perigee.  It was visible with my 
    10x50 handheld binoculars for much of the time from 4:17:30 until
    4:55:51, when I stopped to briefly time 90003, a very interesting 
    drifting geosynch flasher, which Mike McCants had recovered.  
    Observing site was BCRC -- 30.315N, 97.866W, 280m.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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