Seasat -- Great Pass! -- and EUVE flash

Ed Cannon (
Wed, 09 Jul 1997 20:01:41 -0400

Around 5:53-54 UTC on 5 July, I was lucky enough to observe a 
really *great* pass of Seasat (78-064A, 10967).  It was quite 
bright from the beginning of the pass, but at a certain point 
it became *brighter* than nearby Arcturus (Alpha Boo, mag. 0) 
and remained about that bright for possibly as long as 30 
seconds.  From what I've been told, Seasat's best passes are 
when it is between the observer and the Sun, and this was no 

Sunday night (early Monday UTC) Sue Worden and I observed a
good flash from EUVE (92-031A, 21987), although I'm lacking 
more details.  (My predictions were for the wrong night!)  
This is the second time I've seen EUVE flash.

Ed Cannon
Austin, Texas, USA
30.3086N, 97.7279W, 165m