Ariane 1 Deb - Stray Flasher

From: Don Gardner (mir16609@verizon.net)
Date: Sat Mar 18 2006 - 00:26:39 EST

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    ARIANE 1 DEB (17255, 85056C)
    Range 17716 km
    Az 219, El 36
    Approx Flash period 1  2 sec
    10.5. mag
    Time 01:05:40 UTC, 18 March 2005
    
    This object wandered through my field of view while I was waiting
    for GOES 11 to flash.  Its predicted brightness was 14 mag so it
    would seem to be brighter than advertised.
    
    
    
    Don Gardner
    39.1799 N,  76.8406 W   100 mALS
    
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