SUPERBIRD OBS

Jay Respler (jrespler@injersey.com)
Tue, 11 Mar 1997 00:45:37 -0500 (EST)

Superbird was already flashing when I started observing.  1st flash seen at
3:10:20 UT.  Flashing period 11-12 sec till 3:16.  Then 4 23-24 sec cycles.
At 3:17 there was a 46 sec period.  Then nothing more.
Used 20x80 binoculars.  Mag limit about 9.

   40.283  74.233  129.      JAY RESPLER           1950 13.0  8 
*** 1997 Mar  7/ 8   Fri evening/Sat morning  *** Times are EST
Hrs Min  Alt Azi  Mag    Hgt    R  A    Dec  Range

NCT 20040 Superbird A                M 3.5 ELDY 14 M2   -2
 10  10   42 216 11.8  22326   7 30.5  -1.5  23467
 10  12   42 216 11.8  22326   7 32.5  -1.5  23466
 10  14   42 216 11.8  22326   7 34.5  -1.4  23465
 10  16   42 216 11.8  22326   7 36.5  -1.4  23464
 10  18   42 216 11.8  22326   7 38.5  -1.4  23463


Jay Respler
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