Re: Unknown flasher

J. Donald Gardner (fn470@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Wed, 16 Jul 1997 09:51:53 -0400 (EDT)

Reply to message from of Tue, 15 Jul

>magnitude 2.   It was about 2 to 2.5 seconds between bright flashes 
>(roughly measured with my wristwatch).  I lost it just up from 
>Casseopeia; considering its track, it would have passed near the moon 
>and would have passed through Casseopeia.  It was about 9:37pm to 
>9:39pm local CDT, or 02:37 - 02:39 UTC.  I live at 38.47N, 90.63W.  
>Can someone help me identify it?

I believe that you probably saw Cosmos 2333 Rk (24298U; 96051B).
I observed it on 3 consecutive nights (July 6th to July 8th) and
noted that it was flashing at about 1x/sec - maybe faster.

It seems to fit your description fairly well - passing at about
82 deg in the ESE at 21:37 local time.


Don Gardner
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