RE: Satelite Ident.

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Mon Jul 12 2004 - 02:50:24 EDT

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    Ted wrote:
    
    > If this was ADEOS 2, then it was unusually bright. It predicted 
    > magnitude was about 5.
    
    ADEOS 2 was one of the ones I listed in June of last year as being 
    visible without binoculars when in or near Ursa Major on northbound 
    evening passes:
    
    http://satobs.org/seesat/Jun-2003/0214.html
    
    I'm not sure how many sun-synch objects (as well as others) I've 
    seen flare in that region of the sky on northbound passes on 
    summer evenings.  No doubt this is latitude dependent.  I think
    it's probably predictable for 3-axis stabilized sunsynch ones.  
    
    It's perhaps interesting that the NOSS 2-1, 2-2, and 2-3 triplets
    flare over here on southbound evening passes during the same 
    season.  
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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