observation of Anik F1, XM-1 XM-2 XM-3 geo sat's

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Feb 15 2007 - 12:04:10 EST

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    At around 7:27 UTC ( Feb 15 ) Anik F1 ( 26624 ) was at it's brightest. It was brighter then mag 6
    The sat was at
    9 h 43 m R.A
    -6 deg 31 min Dec
    So it's flare, occured before it reached opposition for the night.
    XM-1 ( 26761 ) was the brighter sat, with XM-2 ( 26724 ) and XM-3 ( 29520 )being fainter, 
    at 8:02 UTC ( Feb 15 )
    Around 8:11 UTC, XM-3 flared up to the mag 6 range, being at opposition for the night, that area
    that is 12 hours difference in R.A from sun, ie 9 h 53 m R.A. It as much fainter before and after,
    it's short flare.
    XM-1 didn't experience a flare at the time, it was already bright. XM-1 got slightly brighter at
    that time. XM-3 had the biggest increasing in Brightness, of the 3 XM geo sat's.
    Got to like them Boeing HS702 spacecraft.
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