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From: Bjorn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Wed May 19 2004 - 06:11:07 EDT

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    Hi Cees,
    
    At 00:57:35 Midas 8 #02403 66077A was one degree right 
    from your position. I know they can flare, and it would be
    slow, but I don't know if they can be that bright.
    
    SkyMap graph enclosed.
    
              Start of Track   Peak Elevation   End of Track
      Date   Time   Azim Elev  Time  Azim Elev  Time  Azim Elev VMag Cat # Satellite Name
    -------- -------- --- --- -------- --- --- -------- --- --- ---- ----- --------------
     4/ 5/19  0:55:30 126 58   0:55:30 126 58   0:57:43 158 28   8.4 05384 71067N
     4/ 5/19  0:55:30 138 52   0:55:30 138 52   0:59:37 156 22   6.0 27738 81120K
     4/ 5/19  0:55:30 139 60   0:55:30 140 60   1:00:55 151 21  11.8 21187 91009BA
     4/ 5/19  0:55:30 152 42   0:55:30 152 42   0:56:50 159 27   7.9 12676 81053AG
     4/ 5/19  0:55:30 345 74   0:56:08  58 86   1:00:27 148 24  10.9 22614 93016Y
     4/ 5/19  0:55:30 203 39   0:57:12 163 48   1:02:30  95 15   6.8 08352 ETS 1 Rk
     4/ 5/19  0:56:35 157 32   0:58:50  74 82   1:02:30 347 18   6.7 06218 Radsat Rk
     4/ 5/19  0:57:53 159 30   1:00:24  94 57   1:02:30  34 36   4.6 25750 94029AEG
     4/ 5/19  0:58:37 172 32   1:00:46 114 52   1:02:30  61 36  11.4 22485 92093GA
     4/ 5/19  1:00:11 154 32   1:02:25  74 78   1:02:30  59 78   7.0 08685 75004M
     4/ 5/19  0:55:30 155 37   1:02:30 132 67   1:02:30 132 67   8.1 02403 Midas 8
     4/ 5/19  0:55:30 153 45   1:02:30 151 49   1:02:30 151 49  10.7 14984 84047F
    
    Den 19 Maj 2004 skrev Cees Bassa:
    
    > longer for what I expect from Iridiums. It reached -4 mag. I wasn't able 
    > to write down the exact time and position in the sky, and since I couldn't 
    > find a good match with Mike McCants alldat.tle, I am uncertain about the 
    > time and position. What I recall was that the satellite was located 
    > between the head of Serpens and the top of Ophuichius, at RA~16.5h, 
    > Dec~+10d at about 00:57 CEST on May 19th (22:57 UT on May 18th).
    > My observing site is at 51.9114 N, 5.1736 E.
    
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