Cosmos 2172 observed again

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Thu, 21 Oct 1999 03:41:54 -0500

In spite of the moonlight last night (early 21 Oct UTC), using
my handheld 10x50 binoculars, I was able to find Cosmos 2172 
(21789, 91-79A) again, flashing to about +4.  I first found it 
at about 2:43:40, and the last maximum that I was able to see 
due to it getting too faint was at about 3:25:07.  Reports 
sent to PPAS:

91- 79 A 99-10-20 03:20:50   EC 2048.3 0.5  14 146.31 mag+4->inv
91- 79 A 99-10-21 03:25:07   EC 2487.1 0.5  17 146.30 mag+4->inv

I was also able to find Gorizont 23 again (21533, 91-46A), 
and ETS 6 (23230, 94-56A) did some +1 flashes.  It may have 
begun before that, but the first one that I saw was at about 
3:01:22.  The last one that I saw at one-power was at about 
3:05:46.  The Moon was too much in the way for Superbird A.

Location of all above obs:  30.3068N, 97.7267W, 150m.

Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA

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