Re: possible fourth Globalstar?

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Wed Jun 06 2007 - 13:44:12 EDT

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    Thank you very much to Mike and Brad!
    Early this morning, with tired brain and fingers I typed:
    > 31574 07-020D "Globalstar C"
    > 31574 07-020F "Globalstar D"
    For the second one I should have typed "31576 07-020F".
    On the second pass I was using my 12x60 binoculars and 
    believe I would have seen a +6 object ten seconds after
    (or before) the third Globalstar, so I think that if it 
    was there it must have been more like +8 or fainter.
    I think the first three were about +4.5 maybe, but I'm
    not very used to trying to estimate magnitudes with my
    12x60 - and it was a nice, dark evening.  (Without 
    binoculars I could see, with difficulty, the 6th and 
    7th stars of the Little Dipper.) The fourth object was, 
    I thought, possibly as much as one magnitude fainter
    than the first three.
    Thank you to Mike also for the ID on Gorizont 23.  So
    in this case 2.5 hours later it was much fainter, too
    faint for me to see.
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
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