Re: Cosmos 2405 - Wow!

From: Russell Eberst (
Date: Tue Jun 06 2006 - 15:38:23 EDT

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    At 12:44 03/06/2006 -0700, Ed Cannon wrote:
    >Last night there was a nearly straight up pass of Cosmos 2405
    >(04-020A, 28350) in the NNW.  When I looked to see it, it was
    >at least -4, if not one or two magnitudes brighter than that!
    >Wow!  The range as it climbed in the sky before going into
    >shadow was between about 250 and 200 miles (400 and 320 km).
    >The prediction I had said the phase angle was 103 (somewhat
    >less than 50% illuminated).
    This same satellite was seen as an unknown from Sarasota on June 6
    at around 01.12 U.T.
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