41 satellites seen without magnification

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Sat Mar 02 2002 - 01:07:00 EST

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    Over six moonlit nights last month, I was able to observe, 
    from within Austin and without magnification, a total of 
    41 satellites (including a few single flashes; average 
    almost 12 objects per night; several seen on more than one 
    evening; 40 LEOs, plus ETS 6).  I've made up a page about 
    this, including a list of the objects.  The point is 
    simply to provide an example of how many may be seen even 
    when conditions are quite a bit less than ideal.  (The 
    only advantage during most of these nights was pretty 
    nearly perfect transparency.)  Here's the URL:
    Tonight's cloudy/foggy here.
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
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