Bright flashes from Cosmos 2342

From: Mike McCants (mmccants@io.com)
Date: Fri Nov 09 2007 - 23:56:27 UTC

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    About a week ago, Ed Cannon spotted some bright flashes
    from Cosmos 2342 (#24800, 97-22A).
    
    I was able to confirm this last night.  The flash period
    was 1.586 seconds.
    
    Designtn   Date    Time     Obsr Durtn Acc Num  Per   Remarks
    97- 22 A 07-11-09 02:40      MM  142.7 0.1  90  1.586 4.0->inv
    
    Prediction for 2007 Nov  9 - Times are UT - Range in miles
     Hrs Min  Alt  Azi  Range  notes
       2  35   64  124   7388  tumbling to mag 8
       2  38   60  129   7138  sharp flashes to mag 6
       2  40   58  132   6982  to mag 5
       2  42   55  134   6837  to mag 4
       2  44   52  137   6702  to mag 3.5
       2  46   49  139   6579  to mag 3.5
       2  48   45  141   6470  to mag 4
       2  50   42  142   6376  to mag 4.5
    
    Of course bright flashes should only be seen under certain
    sun-satellite-observer angles.
    
    Observed from BCRC - Lat 30.3 N, Long 97.8 W
    
    This object was noted by Kevin Fetter last May:
    http://www.satobs.org/seesat/May-2007/0010.html
    
    And by Mike Earl in July:
    http://www.castor2.ca/12_Data/Tumbling/index.html
    
    Mike McCants - Austin, TX
    
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