Re: Flashing satelite

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Thu, 01 Jan 1998 17:03:17 -0700

It is tumbling, hence reflects light off of different surfaces as 
it tumbles.   You may have noticed postings by Kurt on the BWGS.

They track these type objects..getting timings ond the flash period.

Some of these objects are beautiful to see.

Speaking of which...is there a list of the top (TBD number) of flashing
satellites are far as visual interest.  I saw one a year or so ago that 
was great, but do not remember the norad number.

Ron Lee

>
>Tonight at 21:59 LMT I saw the Cosmos 2333 RKT but it was 
>disappearing for 3 seconds and appearing for 3 seconds continually 
>until no longer visible. I have never seen this before, can anyone 
>tell me why it happened?
>
>Cosmos 2333 Rocket      3.6      
>From:  21:59:02    37     NE
>Max:     22:00:53    51     E 
>To:       22:04:44    20     SE
     
>
>Cheers
>Cozmos
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>From:  Cosmos <cosmos33@earthling.net>
>Webpage: http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/2655/
>ICQ number: 2296841
>
>FRIENDS HELP YOU MOVE
>REAL FRIENDS HELP YOU MOVE BODIES
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