Re: Flashing Unknown in Perseus

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Fri Jan 26 2007 - 18:09:11 EST

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    --- Kevin Fetter <kfetter@yahoo.com> wrote:
    
    > 
    > --- Brad Young <brad.young@domain-engineering.com> wrote:
    > 
    > > Last night while trying to observe a LEO, I noticed a flashing satellite in
    > > Perseus' hat, flashing every 5 sec (Aa) to +6, +7 mag declining until last
    > > few flashes were 10s apart (secondary flash too dim I suppose), until gone
    > > (in 12 x 60 binoculars). Position was nearly constant at 2h 58m +52.5,
    > > drifting somewhat S during the period 0:55:53 until 0:57:12. Molniya 3-52
    > > (26970,01050A) was nearby but doesn't seem to match. Any ideas?
    > 
    > Interesting! A unid I discovered called 90041, had a 5 second flash period. 
    
    
    I can't see it being 90041 at this time. If it wasn't going to be cloudy tonight, I take a look in
    the area. It will clear long enough, to make sure my tracking mount works fine.
    
    Kevin
    
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