Telstar 401, SPOT 3, MOS 1-A

Ed Cannon (
Thu, 06 May 1999 03:44:37 -0500

Early Thursday UTC (Wednesday evening local)

Telstar 401 (22927, 93-77A).  I was able to observe nine 
one-power flashes from Telstar 401, beginning at about 2:46 
UTC.  The brightest one seemed about as bright as Procyon 

SPOT 3 (22823, 93-61A) did some easy one-power flashes after 
emerging from shadow low in the northeast at about 3:34 UTC.

MOS 1-A (17527, 87-18A) did several very bright flashes, 
including doubles, some to negative magnitudes, on a pass 
very low in the west at about 3:52 UTC.  Two or three weeks 
ago, it behaved similarly on a similar pass.

BCRC:  30.314N, 97.866W, 280m.

Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA