Re: New launch - evening visibility

From: Tim Hopper (hopper@lakecountry.net)
Date: Tue May 07 2002 - 23:56:56 EDT


We saw it too! I agree it was spectacular especially when we were not
expecting it. Estimated Magnitude -3.0. It was brighter than Venus.

lat  32.53N  long 95.39W

Tim Hopper
Lindale TX

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael McCants" <mmccants@jump.net>
To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: New launch - evening visibility


> I wrote:
>
> >We have a twilight pass in another couple of hours.
>
> It was spectacular.  Estimated magnitude about -1.5 across
> my zenith at a height of 130 miles.  It was moving at a very
> high angular rate of course.
>
> It is a Proton upper stage with a intrinsic magnitude of
> of about 2.0 (90 degree phase angle at 1000Km).
>
> Mike McCants
> Austin, TX
>
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