Re: which one was the flasher?

Date: Tue Jun 19 2001 - 23:23:59 PDT

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    Robert G Fenske Jr wrote:
    >         Last night with binoculars I spotted a pair of flashes near the edge
    > of my field of fiew.  These flashes were about 1 second apart and approx. +6
    > mag.  Later I saw another pair spaced about the same.  About two minutes
    > later I saw a single flash.  Then nothing after that.  Each instance was a
    > little west of the previous.  Afterwards I identified two viable candidates:
    > Intsat 4-3 (#5709) and Gorizont 3 r/b (#11684).  Both of these are in the
    > "graveyard" near-geosynchronous orbit.  My problem is they had nearly
    > identical tracks for me so I have no idea which one was the culprit.  I'm
    > wondering if anyone else has seen either of these do any kind of flashing.
    Saw Intsat 4-3 (#5709) , 2/95, flashing 1 sec pd.
    I havent logged 11684 yet.
    Jay Respler
       Satellite Tracker * Early Typewriter Collector
               Freehold, New Jersey
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