Re: VERY fast satellite

Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 18:49:25 PST

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    In a message dated 3/27/01 8:02:53 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
    > It looks like this sat will be making other passes this week.  I'm going to
    >  try for tomorrow night.
    Tonight's pass at my location was just to the left of the moon at 00:16:20 
    UTC 28 March, just right of Saturn at 00:16:50 and to the right of Jupiter a 
    few second later.  From there it went pass directly overhead and entered 
    eclipse over beta-Leo at 00:17:47.  
    The trouble was there was too much twilight.  I noticed a bright flash as it 
    passed directly overhead and tracked it as it entered eclipse.   It was 
    bookin' but it was not a 1x object at that time - maybe in the 3.5-4.0 mag 
    Tomorrow's pass is in the same part of the sky - due west - at 00:33 UTC but 
    it enters eclipse at 00:34:23 just before it it overhead.
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
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