Superbird A rising in east

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Wed May 14 2003 - 04:50:09 EDT

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    I'm now getting predictions for Superbird A (89-041A, 
    20040) but am not sure when to look (getting near 4:00
    UTC?).  The Moon will be something of a problem for a 
    few nights.
    Last night was the first fairly good evening in a while.
    MDS 1 Fairing 1 (27369) --
    02-  3 C 03-05-14 03:36:44   EC  290.1 0.4  36  8.06 
    Estimating magnitude wasn't easy due to bright moonlight 
    and cirrus, but its flashes were very easy to see with 
    10x50s.  Fairing 2 (90012) and other 02-003 objects do 
    passes Wednesday evening.
    A very bright Chinese rocket stage went fairly near, 
    south of the Moon -- 23416, 94-080B.  
    Thank you very much to those who get positions on trios 
    and duos.  The USA 160 pair (01-040A and C; 26905, 26907) 
    was a nice sight after a long time.
    Observing site:  E. Ney Museum grounds, 30.307N, 97.727W, 
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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