Superbird A and Gorizont 23 now over USA

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Sat, 07 Mar 1998 21:57:11 -0600

With the discussion of geosynch flashers, it's interesting that
I just discovered this evening that both Superbird A and Gorizont 
are now up for USA observers.  Very interesting is the Highfly
output below for 14 March 1998 UTC, when they will be within about 
one degree of each other at 1:20 CST (7:20 UTC).  The predicted 
magnitudes are fake of course, though maybe not too far off from 
their brightest flashes.

   30.300  97.750  500.   Generic Austin TX        2000  4.5 12

*** 1998 Mar 13/14   Fri evening/Sat morning  *** Times are CST 

Hrs Min  Alt Azi  Mag    Hgt    R  A    Dec  Range   5 Min Early

20040 Superbird A    89-041A      M-4.0 ELDY 13 M2   -2
  0  20   52 139  4.0  22327  12 50.5   -.1  23043  12 51.2   -.1
  1  20   51 140  4.0  22328  13 50.3  -1.4  23081  13 51.0  -1.4
  2  20   50 142  4.1  22329  14 49.9  -2.9  23128  14 50.6  -2.9

21533 Gorizont 23    91-46A   5.0 M-4.0 ELDY 11 M2   -2
  0  20   50 138  4.0  22468  12 56.2  -1.4  23253  12 56.8  -1.4
  1  20   50 139  4.1  22470  13 55.5  -2.1  23275  13 56.2  -2.1
  2  20   49 140  4.2  22474  14 54.7  -3.0  23303  14 55.4  -3.0

Ed Cannon
ecannon@mail.utexas.edu
Austin, Texas, USA