PHOBOS-GRUNT observed

From: JAY RESPLER (JRespler@superlink.net)
Date: Fri Nov 11 2011 - 15:46:51 UTC

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    I didn't get to see Phobos-Grunt using Ted's predictions (Thanks Ted) 
    but did catch this morning's pass.
    
    ***  2011 Nov  11  Fri morning  *** Times are AM EST  ***  1735  545
      H  M  S Tim Azi ElC Dir  Mag Dys F  Hgt Shd  Rng  R A  Dec RCS  Name
      4 53 41  .0 119 28  167 20.6   1 3  173  13  350 1137 -1.6      Phobos Rkt
      5  2  8  .0 134 34  191 19.9   1 3  176  25  304 1049 -4.8      
    PHOBOS-GRUNT
    
    I picked up the rocket at mag 5.9. Over several seconds it brightened to 
    about mag 3-4.
    
    Phobos-Grunt seemed to be a steady mag 2.6 as it moved down behind some 
    trees.
    
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    Jay Respler
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