Re: Telstar 401

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Thu Nov 10 2005 - 06:42:37 EST

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    I was able to see much more of Telstar 401's flash episode 
    earlier tonight, from about RA 23:50 to 00:15, roughly. 
    The brightest maxima may have been zero magnitude.  They
    were certainly brighter than Deneb and made beta Ceti (+2) 
    look dim.  Below are timings and rough magnitude estimates.  
    The first three were very bright also.  The last flash I 
    saw was about six minutes earlier than the last one the 
    previous night.
    
    93-077A, 22927, Telstar 401, first click late
    02  ------  4:15:50.19  2005 November 10 UTC
    03  92.35   4:17:22.54
    04  94.49   4:18:57.03
    05  94.83   4:20:31.86  +1.0
    06  94.66   4:22:06.52  +1.0
    07  94.57   4:23:41.09  +1.0
    08  94.85   4:25:15.94  +3.5
    09  94.44   4:26:50.38  +1.5
    10  95.16   4:28:25.54  +3.0
    11  94.11   4:29:59.65  +2.0
    12  94.83   4:31:34.48  +6.0?
    13  94.36   4:33:08.84
    14  189.40  4:36:18.24  +5.5?
    15  189.33  4:39:27.57  +5.5?
    
    Observed from the Ney Museum site: 30.307N, 97.727W, 150m.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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