Historical info that includes magnitude information

From: Tom Wagner (sciteach@mchsi.com)
Date: Fri Mar 21 2003 - 00:35:34 EST

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    Hello,
    
    I stumbled across some interesting information about some specific satellite
    histories and info about their current magnitude etc. I suspect the info is
    old but may be useful in some ways and is informative.
    
    E.g. part of two excerpts:
    
    "Vanguard 1 is very faint visually, between tenth and fifteenth magnitude."
    
    "Centaur 2 is a very interesting satellite.  It is tumbling with a period of
    20 seconds, with a three magnitude swing from maximum to minimum."
    
    Has anyone on the list seen Vanguard 1 lately? I've tried but cannot see it
    here at 42 degrees N. Never has a good amount of altitude above the horizon
    for me.
    
    See:
    ORBITING EARTH SATELLITE HISTORIES
    [Submitted by Ron Baalke]
    
    http://bozo.lpl.arizona.edu/ftp/software/space/satelite.txt
    
    Tom
    Iowa
    USA
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