USA 32 & SatSpy

From: Jim (kj5tf@madisoncounty.net)
Date: Sun Mar 05 2000 - 12:30:54 PST

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    Just started useing SatSpy and it seems pretty good. The star maps dont
    compair to Heavens-Above, but ok. It would be nice if they were a little
    better.
    
    Overall the program is excellent IMHO, and I'm still exploring it. Trying to
    figurte the best way to search for eccentric objects at the moment. I love
    to catch the high flyers at perigee at sunset.
    
    Last evening at a little after 8pm centtral I caught a nice overhead pass of
    USA 32. Slightly less than 50% lit by the sun it barely made it to naked eys
    magnitude. One split second flash before it reached the Zenith, not very
    bright either but curious.
    
    USA 32 must be about the size of one of the DMSP (?) objects?
    
    Thanks to McCants and everyone for those nice fresh elements!
    
    Jim Hale  near Red Star, Arkansas
    
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