unplanned for satellite transit, and lunar occultation videos

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Jul 20 2006 - 06:16:08 EDT

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    First a off topic message.
    This morning, the moon occulted part of M45, a deep sky object.
    I was able to see 3 bright stars reappear.
    Eta Tau
    Then a on topic message.
    While I had observed the planned for pass of Cosmos 1420 across the moon, I observed another
    satellite pass across the moon later. Ah nice unplanned for treat. 
    Time inserter not used, as my garmin gps16 receiver went dead:( 
    I have ordered a new one, as it nice to have the time displayed on the video.
    Meteor 1-25 ( 08845 )
    Time of transit was predicted to be 8:49:19 UTC ( July 20 )
    Satellite was predicted to be in the Magnitude 7 range at the time, making it easy to spot.
    The sun was 8 degrees below the horizon at the time. So my first bright twilight event, not bad
    for a unplanned event. 
    Cosmos 1420 was fainter, and so I won't post video of it. Only easy one's to spot are added to my
    44.6062 N
    75.6910 W
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