Telstar 401 11-14-05

From: Brad Young (brad.young@domain-engineering.com)
Date: Mon Nov 14 2005 - 11:29:12 EST

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    Another great night. Unfortunately off to Colorado next few nights and not
    sure if I will see Telstar 401 from Durango, CO (any guesses?)
    
    For 11/14/05:
    Flash	Time UT	Mag	Inst	RA	Dec	Conditions
    1	3:35:10	+2	1x	-	-	Good
    2	3:36:44	+2.5	10x	23:26	-13.4	Good
    3	3:38:19	+2	10x	23:28	-13.3	Fair
    4	3:39:54	+4	10x	23:29	-13.3	Fair
    5	3:41:28	+3	10x	23:31	-13	Poor
    6	missed due to passing cloud
    7	3:44:38	+4	10x	23:36	-13.3	Fair
    8	3:46:12	+5.5	10x	23:38	-13.3	Good
    9	3:47:47	perhaps a 8m glint but unsure
    
    Please note I paid much more attention to magnitude this time than position.
    I was interested in the variation in flash magnitude that I had assumed
    would be steadily declining but I'd noticed 11/13 a "blip" in the curve
    where it got brighter again and then faded quickly. This was seen again
    tonight, and I noticed the duration of flash #8 was noticeably shorter than
    #7. Very interesting.
    
    Brad Young, PE
    +36.1,-95.9,205m
    
    
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