Re: Flashing Geo-Sync spotted

From: Mike Chini (michaelchini@yahoo.com)
Date: Sat Jun 17 2006 - 13:23:09 EDT

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    Tony-
    
    It was stationary to me.  I suppose it was possible
    there were 2 (or 4) flashes within a larger rotational
    period but there were no secondary or smaller flashes,
    just a very bright, consistent flash every 22 seconds.
     I'll try again tonight if the weather holds up...
    
    MC
    
    
    
    
    > Tony Beresford <dberesford@adam.com.au> wrote:
    
    > At 15:30 17/06/06, Mike Chini wrote:
    > >Amazed that I could see M17 from light polluted NYC
    > >with my Obie 15x70's, I lingered there a while and
    > >suddenly saw a flashing geo sync at about 1:30
    > (6:30
    > >UT) this morning.  It had a flash period of about
    > 22 -
    > >23 seconds.
    > >
    > >RA 18h 21m
    > >Dec -16deg 43'
    > >
    > >Flashed consistenly at about 22 seconds and was
    > >consistently bright.  
    > >Seemed to be stationary.  My location is 40.58N
    > >-74.16W.
    > Mike, your local clocks are running 4 hours behind
    > Ut at moment
    > so the time should be 5:30UT.
    > Two old comsats in the vicinity Mike,
    > 87 40A 17969  gorizont 14
    > 90 16A  20499 Raduga 25
    > 87 40A is a well known near GEO flasher.
    > PPAS observations show both a 87 and 43.5
    > second period, may be another surface comes into
    > play
    > to make it near 22 seconds?
    > 90 16a is not reported in the PPAS at all.
    > You said it didnt move, relative to you or the
    > stars?
    > Tony Beresford
    > 
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