Bright one-power obs from Thursday evening

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Fri, 07 May 1999 04:59:43 -0500

One-power flashers Thursday evening:  UHF F1 Rk (22564, 93-15B),
Telstar 401 (22927, 93-77A), SPOT 3 (22823, 93-61A), NOAA 7
(12553, 81-59A), Superbird A (20040, 89-41A [also Wednesday PM]; 
getting low in the SW).

Other bright objects:  

DSP 19 Titan (25670, 99-17B) -- observed from the car on the way 
to observing site, possibly as bright as +0.

Seasat (10967, 78-64A) emerged from shadow at about +1 as a 
(moving) "guest star" in Ursa Major; stayed +2 or brighter for 
about a minute.

USA 86 (22251, 92-83A) flared to about +2.5 very near the zenith
and stayed one-power for 30 seconds or more.

Another one-power pass by Asiasat 1 Rk (20559, 90-30B -- a 
"Highfly" object); previous such pass was a couple of weeks ago.

Must ... get ... sleep ....

Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA