RE: unknown object trailing AMS 1 (76-091A)

From: Brad Young (brad.young@domain-engineering.com)
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 15:58:05 EDT

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    Ed Cannon wrote:
    >I was using my 8x42.  I had no doubt there was a real 
    >object there, so Brad's non-confirmation just one minute 
    >earlier sets me back.
    
    Ed, I certainly did not mean to imply anything, other than I did not see the
    same object. My conditions here last night were Bad; IMHO you certainly
    could've seen something that I missed. I missed several objects last night,
    including Lacrosse 2, which is a mag 3 object, because of the murky skies.
    
    > At least once 
    >AMS 1 flashed very brightly while the object behind it 
    >stayed steady at the same faint magnitude (maybe +6.0 or 
    >+6.5, given the observing location and sky conditions).
    
    As I noted in a post earlier today:
    76- 91 A 07-06-14 03:23:48   BY   50.9 0.3   3   17.0 FF mag 4->6
    
    So I definitely agree that the sat was flashing, up to mag 4 from 6, where
    it was barely seen in the conditions. I was very busy timing both flashes
    and a few positions, which I chose not to post, because of the poor
    conditions.
    
    Brad Young
    TULSA 1
    COSPAR 8336
    36.1397N, 95.9838W, 205m ASL
    
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