FENGYUN 1C, SHIJIAN 5 and CSL-04 R/B

Mir16609@aol.com
Mon, 10 May 1999 21:49:48 EDT

FENGYUN 1C, SHIJIAN 5 and CSL-04 R/B passed this evening during a 5 minute 
window.

The CSL-04 R/B passed by the tail of the Big Dipper (az60, el60) at about a 
+4.5 mag at 00:55:20 UTC, 11 May.  It seemed to "sparkle" a little, unlike 
your typical R/B

FENGYUN 1C and SHIJIAN 5 were in the same FOV in my 12x50s as they passed 
over Spica (az145, el40) at 00:58:30 UTC, 11 May.  FENGYUN 1C flared to a 
+2.5 mag at 01:00:05 UTC, 11 May (az95, el65).

FENGYUN 1C
1 25730U 99025A   99130.96341647 -.00000043  00000-0  00000+0 0    48
2 25730  98.7945 177.3113 0013342 321.9106  38.1345 14.10245496   133
SHIJIAN 5
1 25731U 99025B   99130.67927780 -.00000043  00000-0  00000+0 0    45
2 25731  98.7826 177.0387 0013496 307.8641  52.2146 14.11122256    88
CSL-04 R/B
1 25732U 99025C   99130.95967149 -.00000044  00000-0  00000+0 0    41
2 25732  98.7464 177.3026 0035298 339.2665  20.7083 14.16211420   132

Cheers
Don Gardner  39.1796 N, 76.8419 W, 34m ASL
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