Re:NOSS 3-3 A/C New Predictions Available

From: satrack\@libero\.it
Date: Sat Mar 14 2009 - 19:14:20 UTC

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    I've just received more details about the observed flare from
    which I understood that the flaring satellites were not the 
    NOSS 3-3 A/C but the pair of sats NOSS 3-2 A/C. 
    
    This means my new prediction are not corrected. The good news
    are that my previous model may be correct and that we have
    found another flaring pair. 
    
    As soon as possible I will publish predictions also for this
    satellite pair (NOSS 3-2 A/C).
    
    Best Regards,
    Simone
    
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    Date      : Sat, 14 Mar 2009 19:19:34 +0100
    Subject : NOSS 3-3 A/C New Predictions Available
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    > On the basis of the flare that has been reported today, I have generated new predictions for tonight.
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    > Results are available at: 
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    > http://digilander.libero.it/SATrack/NOSS33.html
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    > Best Regards,
    > Simone
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    > From      : Skywayinc@aol.com
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    > Date      : Sat, 14 Mar 2009 00:41:52 EDT
    > Subject : An Unusual Satellite Observation
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    > > I wanted to pass along an unusual observation  made by John Bortle, the 
    > > well-known
    > > comet observer who has been an assiduous  observer of the sky for over 
    > > 50-years.  
    > > John E-mailed me late tonight  (Friday, March 13) after observing this 
    > > "double satellite"
    > > from his home in  Stormville (Dutchess County), NY.  Has anyone an idea as to 
    > > what 
    > > John  might have seen?
    > > 
    > > -- joe  rao
    > > 
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    > > Saw  something a bit on the peculiar side while out observing this evening. 
    > > Right  around 8:30 PM, as I went from the eyepiece to the desk to consult a 
    > > chart,  something caught my eye up in the north.
    > > 
    > > Right where the Big Dipper's  handle meets the bowl was a brilliant star of 
    > > about -2 magnitude with a  companion of about magnitude +2 just a degree or two 
    > > below it. To the unaided  eye they appeared essentially stationary and only 
    > > on looking through my 10x50's  was I able to detect a very slow motion toward 
    > > the north-northeast. Both slowly  faded as they crept along, although the 
    > > companion did slowly brighten back up  for a brief time and exceeded the primary in 
    > > brightness but by that time they  were both binocular objects. After 
    > > traveling perhaps ten degrees the fade  out.
    > > 
    > > Heavens About didn't seem to indicate anything, at least that I  could find, 
    > > for that time period when I checked. Awfully slow motion but  unusually bright 
    > > (like the ISS). 
    > > 
    > > -- John
    > > 
    > > 
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