Observation, Early UT 12 July

From: Jonathan T Wojack (tlj18@juno.com)
Date: Thu Jul 11 2002 - 22:19:36 EDT

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    I saw either USA 160 A or C, I don't know which.  They are separated by
    almost seven seconds (30-40 kms at 1000+ km orbit ?).  I only saw one of
    them.  I was trying for the leader, C, but what I saw seemed a few
    seconds late (i.e., A), and moved VERY slow (as I used to viewing objects
    in the 200-600 km range).  It was at the limts of my 7x35's optical
    capabilities, with a predicted magnitude of +6.3.  It was nearly
    invisible to me without averted vision (and at times it was slightly
    brighter - but I'm fairly sure the object was not tumbling).
    Jonathan T. Wojack             tlj18@juno.com
    39.706d N   75.683d W   4 hours behind UT (-4)
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