Re: Telstar 401 geo-flasher seen

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Mon Nov 20 2000 - 14:40:44 PST

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    Rick Baldridge wrote:
    > Telstar 401 is a bright geo-flasher and was spotted naked-eye
    > ... near Rigel in Orion....
    When Telstar 401 (22927, 97-077A) was first noticed by the 
    people in the hot tub in Houston, Texas (as described in a 
    report forwarded to SeeSat by Ron Lee on Feb. 28 1999), and when 
    we saw it here a few nights later, it was also very near Orion 
    -- just east of the belt at that time.  I'm somewhat tempted to 
    presume that it may be worth actively looking for bright flashes
    whenever Orion goes near its position.
    Last night was clear, and I observed Superbird A (20040, 89-041A) 
    from about 4:04:23 to about 4:09:09 (Nov 20 UTC).  
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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