Re: PAM-D piece recovered after decay

From: Daniel Deak (dan.deak@sympatico.ca)
Date: Tue May 08 2001 - 07:08:11 PDT

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    Ed Cannon wrote:
    
    > I don't remember hearing that Deltas do depletion burns and wonder
    > if it would be even remotely possible to see one.
    
    Hi Ed,
    
    Yes they do and they are very spectacular naked eye events. It's the second
    stage that perform this maneuver, usually a few seconds after the final burn,
    the evasive one.
    
    I've observed two of them, including one that happened nearly overhead. See the
    drawings I made of the two events :
    February 8, 2000 : http://www.obsat.com/images/depburn2.jpg
    August 17, 1999 : http://www.obsat.com/images/dep_burn.jpg
    
    Dan
    
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    Daniel Deak
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    Drummondville, Quebec
    
    COSPAR site 1746 : 45.8537N, 72.4857W, 90 m., UTC-4:00
    
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