Centaur 2, Resurs 1-4R

From: barry Cain (bccain@icx.net)
Date: Thu Jun 15 2000 - 06:30:50 PDT

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    All Observations made 6-14-00
    location: 35.92N, 84.06W
    Centaur 2 (694) was sighted by accident while watching a large thunderhead
    to the south that happened to be covering the moon.  Much brighter than
    predicted by either SatSpy or SatHunt, easily 1.5 mag and steady at 6:09 UT
    while traveling W to E through southern Ophiuchus.
    Resurs 1-4R (25400) spotted just after it left shadow between Altair and
    Vega.  Wild bright flasher.  Many flashes to -1 mag as it headed north.
    Goldish color noted.  Though no accurate timings, approximately 3 to 4
    flashes per second throughout pass.  Observed from 7:18 to 7:22 UT. Hope to
    see this one often.
    35.92N, 84.06W, 800 ft.
    Knoxville, TN-USA
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