Re: Re : NOSS Trio

From: Jonathan T Wojack (tlj18@juno.com)
Date: Thu Jan 25 2001 - 07:47:42 PST

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    > I myself remember seeing one pass where overhead they were possibly 
    > naked
    > eye, for sure an easy binocular object.  But as they lowered in the 
    > eastern
    > sky toward the horizon they became naked-eye at around 20 degrees 
    > azimuth.
    > For a line of sight at 20 degrees azimuth they must have been very 
    > far away,
    > yet they were easily around 3 to 4th mag.
    
    Do you mean "20 degrees azimuth", or "20 degrees altitude"?  20 degrees
    azimuth is closer to being in the northern skies, than in the eastern
    ones.  Of course, you could label it "NNE", but be somewhat liberal at
    the same time.
    
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