Re: 75 satellites seen without magnification in 9 nights

From: Anthony Ayiomamitis (anthony@perseus.gr)
Date: Fri Jun 28 2002 - 09:39:51 EDT

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    > Subject: 75 satellites seen without magnification in 9 nights
    > Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 02:39:24 -0500
    > From: Ed Cannon <ecannon@mail.utexas.edu>
    > To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    >
    
    Ed,
    
    > Over nine moonlit evenings this month, from the Austin
    > metropolitan area I've been able to observe, without
    
          We are coming up again to the magic week in October when many satellites will
    gain magnitude ... do you have any specific date(s) for this year's opportunity?
    
    Anthony.
    
    >
    > magnification, a total of 75 LEO satellites (including a
    > few single flashes; several seen on more than one evening).
    > I've made up a Web page about these observations.  The
    > point is simply to provide an example of how many objects
    > may be seen without magnification even when conditions are
    > less than ideal.  Here's the URL:
    >
    >  http://wwwvms.utexas.edu/~ecannon/75seen.htm
    >
    > About three months ago I made a very similar report of 41
    > objects seen in six (winter) nights:
    >
    >  http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Mar-2002/0012.html
    >
    > A number of objects (e.g., Atlas Centaur 2, 00694) appear
    > on both of these pages.
    >
    > On the same evenings many more satellites were seen with
    > 10x50 binoculars, and on some of them some more objects
    > were seen through Mike McCants' 8-inch (203mm) dobsonian
    > telescope.
    >
    > Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    >
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