Re: Summer Quadrilateral; PPAS reports

From: Bram Dorreman (bram.dorreman@skynet.be)
Date: Wed Nov 10 2004 - 07:04:33 EST

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    Ed,
    
    Thanks for these PPAS reports.
    If I have time I try to find objects like Topex and operational NOAA's.
    They can flare in the way you described for Topex.
    I think there must be a specific Azimuth at which the flaring occurs.
    May be its about 180 from the Sun's azimuth (opposite to the Sun).
    I did the observing , not yet the azimuth determination.
    A similar thought was expressed before but I cannot remember when and by
    whom.
    
    Regards and happy observing.
    Bram Dorreman
    Collector PPAS observations
    
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Ed Cannon" <ecannon@mail.utexas.edu>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Wednesday, 2004 November 10 11:49
    Subject: Summer Quadrilateral; PPAS reports
    
    
    > Saturday evening when I looked up to get oriented to look for
    > Topex (92-052A, 22076), what I saw was that the Summer Triangle
    > (Vega, Altair, Deneb) had become the "Summer Quadrilateral",
    > with the southeast corner the brightest of all, about -1.  Then
    > I could see that the fourth one was northbound.  It was Topex.
    > This was about 2:26:30 November 7 UTC.  After some seconds it
    > dimmed.
    >
    
    
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