Re: One flare, no USA 129, but two imposters

From: Björn Gimle (
Date: Thu Mar 23 2006 - 12:10:54 EST

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    > I didn't have my voice recorder available, and won't trust my memory.
    > The first one was quite convincing, with a -1 flare for about 15 s, 
    > between RA 16:40 and 17:20, dec.+51 (NNE 24 deg).
    > It turned out to be #25394 98043A Resurs O1-N4.
    A good example of why I don't trust my memory!
    This was the same object that surprised me March 17,
    and in the same part of the sky.
    Resurs O1-N4 comes on almost the same track every four days (7 minutes 
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