DSP-23 .....flashing again , but MiTEX illusive as ever

From: T V I (tvinvestigations@yahoo.co.uk)
Date: Sat Jan 24 2009 - 00:32:25 UTC

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    Having passed through the Astra 1 cluster DSP-23 is now about half a degree east of the six  TV sats and put on  quite a show this evening
    Rather than a 14.5 min period between flashes  it gave two very bright returns within three minutes.
    
    In the video here..........
    
    http://i44.tinypic.com/2v0c1s4.gif 
    FOV 30 arc minutes
    
    With the Astras top right  ( west ) notice DSP moving south west and giving two bright flashes as it goes.
    
    Also checked tonight was Astra 5A . At first I thought it was very bright , however the constant breaks for cloud to move on had left me a degree off target and I was actually looking at Galaxy 11.
    When 5A was  found , it appeared rather faint.
    
    MiTEX was as illusive as ever.Its only 20 degs above my horizon and down in the haze....overall though conditions were pretty stable between fast moving cloud patches.
    
    John
    
    http://satcom.website.orange.co.uk/
    
    
    
    
          
    
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