Another flashing geosynch

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Thu Mar 04 2004 - 02:12:17 EST

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    Mike Waterman has observed Gorizont 27 (92-082A, 22245) 
    flashing every 83.3 seconds to magnitude +5.  It's slowly
    drifting to the west from night to night.  
    
    GORIZONT 27
    1 22245U 92082A   04061.90306672  .00000029  00000-0  00000+0 0  5840
    2 22245   7.0525  62.2011 0011525 175.2294 254.4463  1.00202794 45576
    
    Interestingly, last October Rainer Kracht observed it with 
    his Mintron camera and apparently did not see any variation.  
    But it was a very moonlit night with some clouds, and most
    likely it was just that the angles were wrong at the time:
    
    http://satobs.org/seesat/Oct-2003/0052.html
    
    As the Moon brightens, I expect the sky to clear here.  The 
    gibbous to full Moon drives clouds away.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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