dual-site collaborative observing

From: Ed Cannon (edcannonsat@yahoo.com)
Date: Fri Jun 24 2011 - 22:38:43 UTC

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    This was new for me.  I'm house-sitting in the country,
    and a couple of nights ago at BCRC while trying to see
    Kevin's unid I saw a different one.  Then I came out
    here.  So last night when I likely saw the same unid
    again, I called Mike at BCRC, and he saw it also 
    before it went into the shadow.  It's a tumbling 
    object visible without binoculars.  Maybe we'll see it
    again tonight.  It's in a low-inclination orbit.  Maybe
    he won't mind me posting his search elements for 
    1 99993U 11674A   11175.13916067 0.00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    09
    2 99993  28.5066 109.9795 0623481 334.7861  25.2123 15.04589991    00
    Another search object last night was USA 102 (23031,
    94-17B), but it was in twilight and was not seen, 
    not even a bright flash or two.  It's been more than
    90 days since an observation was reported.
    Also, the last few times I've been getting a series 
    of Iridium flare predictions very low in the WSW.  
    Here there's a very low horizon in that direction, and
    I was able to see them, the last one less than five
    degrees above the horizon.  Thanks to Arnold for the
    Calsky Iridium flare predictions.  I was not able to
    get any response yesterday from heavens-above.  It's
    there today.
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
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