Re: Starshine 3 decay obs report on newsgroup

From: Daniel Crawford (
Date: Fri Jan 24 2003 - 09:39:49 EST

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    Regarding Starshine, I must have been blind if it came down here.  The sky
    was very nice to watch, and I saw nothing.  (I had been tracking it all
    I attempted to email Scott regarding his observe, the mail bounced back.
    Anybody else (Tom, did you make it out?) report a non observe?
    (Just north of Minneapolis)
    45.0472N 93.3663 W
    On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Ed Cannon wrote:
    > On the sci.astro.satellites.visual-observe newsgroup
    > there's a report of an observation of Starshine 3 decay
    > from Minneapolis, Minnesota, by Scott Armitage.  It
    > appears to have been posted at 4:01 January 21 UTC.
    > I saw a dozen satellites from outside my office last
    > night, no binocs.  It was cold (for here).  This is our
    > coldest night of the season, lower than -2 celsius now.
    > (I really don't know how people can stand to observe in
    > truly cold countries!  But I recently read a report of
    > someone observing Quadrantid meteors in far northern
    > Canada.  Brrr!)
    > I'm hoping to see Space Shuttle in about 30 minutes.  I
    > was pretty disappointed to find out that I had managed
    > to use an erroneous elset for those evening predictions
    > I got the other day.  I don't peruse elsets before using
    > them to get predictions.  I hope that doesn't become a
    > frequent necessity!
    > Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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