Re: ASCA is spinning

From: Mir16609@aol.com
Date: Sat Jul 22 2000 - 19:51:07 PDT

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    In a message dated 7/21/00 8:31:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
    mhanning-lee@syagen.com writes:
    
    
    << http://www.skypub.com/news/news.shtml notes that Japan's ASCA (Advanced
    Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics) is spinning out of control
     >>
    
    I briefly observed ASCA, ASTRO D, ASUKA, (Ray, Jay, etc.) with my 6" dob.  I 
    acquired it 3 deg. below Pi-Sco at 01:47:57 UTC 23 July (190az, 20el).  Over 
    the 30 seconds I tracked it the brightness went from +7.5 to +6.6 to +7.5 
    mag.  Looked like a slow roll to me.
    
    Astro D          4.7  1.3  0.0  6.7 d
    1 22521U 93011A   00204.21104759  .00065562  00000-0  19271-2 0  2473
    2 22521  31.0969 154.9071 0028523  31.1164 329.1176 15.33417264408642
      
    Cheers
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
    Homepage: http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
    
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