Night of the flashing Gorizonts

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 01:47:49 PST

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    Last night was very nice.  Due to work I wasn't able to get to 
    the observing site (30.314N, 97.866W, 280m) until about 8:50 
    p.m. (local).  Still, I was able to find three flashing 
    Gorizonts with my handheld 10x50 binoculars -- Gorizonts 23 
    (21533, 91-046A), 13 (17083, 86-090A), and 17 (19765, 89-004A):
    
    91- 46 A 01-03-21 03:48:07   EC  471.4 0.4   9 52.37  mag +5.0->inv
    86- 90 A 01-03-21 04:19:10   EC  580.1 0.5   7 82.9   mag +4.5->inv
    89-  4 A 01-03-21 05:35:23.5 EC  476.1 0.4   6 79.4   mag +4.5->inv
    
    Gorizont 17 was only about 19 degrees above the east horizon, 
    directly above the city.  I'd have gotten more clicks on them, 
    but Mike McCants found several geosynchs with his telescope, 
    with a very nice, higher-power eyepiece.
    
    Also have a few UNIDs to work on....
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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