Re: geosync flasher

From: B Gimle @ComHem (@ComHem)
Date: Fri Jan 30 2009 - 09:22:49 UTC

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    I find GALAXY 7 #22205  92072A half a degree from your position at 06:22:37
    
    I haven't yet searched for previous flash reports.
    
    -- Björn Gimle                                            --
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    -- COSPAR 5918 WGS84,  +18.10127 (E), +59.29813 (N), 44 m --
    -- COSPAR 5919, MALMA, +18.6206  (E), +59.2615  (N), 33 m --
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Joseph A. Dellinger"
    
    
    > While shooting asteroids happened to catch a relatively
    > bright flasher East of the belt of Orion, at about RA 6 hours
    > and Declination 0. It didn't appear to move that I could tell,
    > so my guess is it's a geosynch flasher. At 12:22AM local time
    > (06:22 30 Jan 2009 UT) it was flashing to about magnitude 1.5
    > every 46 seconds or so. Over the next few minutes the flashes
    > were fainter and fainter. I'm at the George observatory,
    > 29 22 30 N, 95 05 37 W, near Houston TX. Any guess what that was?
    >
    
    
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