Early November

From: Brad Young (brad.young@domain-engineering.com)
Date: Mon Nov 13 2006 - 14:57:16 EST

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    What a month! And not half over yet. 11/08-09 of course included transit of
    Mercury, which I showed to several passers-by in my downtown neighborhood.
    Good cause to discuss with them that yes, I am that guy skulking about in
    the night with binoculars, and yes, it is actually for honorable (or at
    least not illegal) reasons.
    
    Then on to a perfect night for satellites and comets; the weather could not
    have been better. Actually hot during transit, then no wind and pristine
    skies that night. Got first timing during the "previous day" (before 0h), a
    hallmark of winter. This and seeing Venus after 12:00 pm next Spring are
    quirky things I enjoy.
    
    Also started looking for eccentric objects using Highfly. So far have seen
    several easily in 10 x 50's:
    
    28477 Breeze-M Deb Tank
    19884 TDRS 4 IUS
    27706 GPS 52 PAM r/b
    21226 SL-12 r/b (Aux)
    
    Hinode (29479) was a wonderful bluish color and flared twice:
    yy-nnncc yy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss ooo ss.s s.s nnn ff.fff comments
    06- 41 A 06-11-08 23:58:39  BY            1        +0.5 flash, blue
    06- 41 A 06-11-08 23:58:59  BY            1        +1.5 flash
    
    Cosmos 2105 was seen as one small flash (6 mag) while following an UNID that
    turned out to be 27373 (Iridium 91).
    90- 99 A 06-11-09  0:08:44  BY            1        +6
    
    Yaogan 1 was very active:
    yy-nnncc yy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss ooo ss.s  s.s nnn ff.fff comments
    06- 15 A 06-11-09  0:15:10  BY 59.0  0.3   7   8.4  +4, one +2.5 flash (#3)
    
    Others:
    yy-nnncc yy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss ooo ss.s  s.s nnn ff.fff comments
    63- 14 A 06-11-09  0:52:27  BY 49.8  0.3   7   7.1  +5.5 maxs
    01- 40 C 06-11-09  1:24:53  BY             1        -3 flare
    01- 40 A 06-11-09  1:25:10  BY             1        +1 flare
    70- 67 A 06-11-10  0:23:35  BY             1        +5
    
    UNIDs and classfd.tle to follow.
    
    Brad Young
    TULSA 1
    COSPAR 8336
    36.1397N, 95.9838W, 205m ASL
    
    
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