Molniya 3-44 seen

From: Daniel Deak (dan.deak@sympatico.ca)
Date: Sat Jan 24 2004 - 19:43:55 EST

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    Hi all,
    
    Lucille and I saw flashes from Molniya 3-44 around 23:52 UT in the head of 
    Draco. I saw only the first one, brief, blueish and strong (about mag 1). My 
    stopwatch froze, so no timing. Lucille saw the same flash plus another one about 
    45 sec later. The satellite was invisible between them. Sky was hazy, I had my 
    20x80 and Lucille her 8x40. Limiting mag of about 7.
    
    Temp was about -23C with a wind chill of -33C.
    
    Dan
    
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    Daniel Deak
    representant, projet spatial Starshine
    L'Avenir, Quebec
    
    COSPAR site 1747 : 45.7275N, 72.3526W, 191 m., UTC-5:00
    
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