Re: Leasat 2 R/B

JAY RESPLER (jrespler@superlink.net)
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 00:05:35 -0500

Matson, Robert wrote:
> Was wondering if anyone has observed Leasat 2 R/B (#15244).
> I tried for it last night under crystal clear skies, but was not
> successful.  Predicted magnitude was 7.4, but if it was as
> dim as 8.0 I could have missed it.  I have a standard magnitude
> of +3.5 for this satellite, which seems a tad high.  --Rob

I saw it 1/92. Alt. 1923.  Mag >10, flashing 5 sec to mag 7.1.
Another pass was varying 5 sec mag 7 - >9.

MrOrbit ksat =8711, which corresponds to QUICKSAT/HIGHFLY intrinsic 
mag 4.5 at its brightest.
-- 
Jay Respler
--
           JRespler@superlink.net 
 Sky Views:  http://njsurf.com/skyviews/
Satellite Tracker * Early Typewriter Collector
           Freehold,  New Jersey