2 satellites seen

From: Mike Boschat (aa063@chebucto.ns.ca)
Date: Sat Jul 17 2004 - 22:55:55 EDT

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    Hi:
    
     Well, through the fog patches I managed to see "Terra" at 0220 UT, it 
    was passing
    Beta Ophiuchii and was close to that magnitude -- 2.7. Moving south to 
    north.
    
    The 2nd satellite caught me a bit off guard, it was in Cygnus but looked 
    almost point like
    and VERY slow movement east-west for the 5 seconds I saw it. It just 
    faded and I lost it in the fog
    that came over. I looked at Heavens Above and the nearest satellite  
    that  it could have
    been was Cosmos 2058 Rocket. It was to appear about 0219 UT and this was 
    pretty close
    as my watch had 0210 UT. I figureit was near 3.0 mag.
    
    Oh well, at least it was not a total waste of looking at the sky through 
    breaksin the fog.
    
    - 
    Clear skies
    ---------------
    Michael Boschat
    Halifax Center - Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 
    Astronomy page:  http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~aa063
    
    Lat:: N 44^ 39'
    Long: W 63^ 36'
    Hgt: 57 meters
    
    
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