Obs. 14 October

Mir16609@aol.com
Fri, 15 Oct 1999 00:13:21 EDT

So many flashers.  So little time.
99- 24 A 99-10-14 23:28:46.3 JDG  78.3 0.5   4 19.6   -2.5->inv
87- 18 A 99-10-15 01:02:20.9 JDG 109.9 0.3   7 15.70  4.5->inv
99- 45 B 99-10-15 01:06:54.7 JDG 115.7 0.3  25  4.63  5.5->inv
94- 56 A 99-10-15 03:08:08.9 JDG 160.9 0.3  14 11.49  -1.0->inv
89- 41 A 99-10-15 03:53:38.9 JDG 241.9 0.3  21 11.52  +1.0->inv

Orion 3 did not flash until nearly the end of a 20 deg pass in the southren 
sky.  When it did it was worth the wait.  The flashes were as bright as 
flashes from the tumbling Iridiums.  

In the cases of both Orion 3 and ETS-6 it appears that the best way to locate 
them during a pass is to set aside any optical aid and wait to get blasted by 
the light from the flashes.

The apparent phase shift time for Superbird A was 03:51:38.2 UTC 15 October.

Cheers
Don Gardner  39.1796 N, 76.8419 W, 34m ASL
Homepage: http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
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