Re: Superbird A update flashes please?

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Wed May 31 2000 - 01:25:13 PDT

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    Kevin asked:
    ] Does anyone know when Superbird A will flash again for my 
    ] location?
    I watched it last night (Tuesday PM local) from about 4:14 
    to 4:18 May 31 UTC but probably missed the first couple of 
    minutes at least.  Seems to me the last two nights its 
    flashes have been better than when it was high up in the 
    south.  Observing location was BCRC, Austin, Texas, 30.314N, 
    97.866W, 280m.  
    According to Rob Matson's message the other day, on a given 
    night, for California it flashes several minutes earlier 
    than Austin.  Also, its episodes are 60 to 90 seconds later 
    each night.  That would make it *very* roughly about 4:04 to
    4:06 to begin looking from California on Wednesday evening
    (9:04-9:07 PDT).  I'll venture to say that it's probably 
    bright enough to see in binoculars towards the end of evening 
    twilight without too much difficulty.
    For reference, here are Rob's messages about it this month:
    That article about the solar maximum and atmospheric drag is
    very interesting!
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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