Re: Cosmos 2372 r still alive + Other Obs

From: Mir16609@aol.com
Date: Sun Oct 08 2000 - 20:07:17 PDT

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    In a message dated 10/8/00 9:34:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
    jsebolt@genie.idt.net writes:
    
    
    > shadow nearly overhead at 2335 UTC.  Track and shadow entry seem to match 
    > predictions by PassScheduler, QuickSat, & STSPlus.  First time I have 
    > seen a satellite this low and fast; impressive sight, indeed.  My 
    > location is 42.07n 72.60w.  Didn't get accurate timings.  (Jim)
    > 
    > 
    > 
    
    In PPAS Format
    00-056 B 00-10-08 23:35:08.00JDG  28.5 0.3 100  0.285 +2.5->inv
    85-079 B 00-10-09 00:02:58.72JDG  49.1 0.3   4 12.3   +5.5->inv
    
    I manager to get a timed obs of Cosmos 2372 Rk (26539, 00056B).  I don't 
    recall ever seeing anything flashing so rapidly - about 4 flashes per second. 
     It was preceded by Cosmos 2372 (~ +2.0 mag) by about 30 seconds.
    
    Cosmos 1680 Rk (16012, 85079B) was difficult to time once again.  My splits 
    seem to indicate an unbalanced half period.
    
    Iridium 31 made a nice -6 mag flare at 00:54:17 UTC, 9 October at az = 10 
    deg, el = 15 deg.
    
    If it is clear Monday evening in the Baltimore-Washington area, look for the 
    shuttle traveling R->L about 7 deg above the horizon (below the Moon and 
    alpha PsA) from between 20:12 and 20:17 EDT.  A plot for an 20:05 launch may 
    be found here:  
    http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/sts92.jpg
    
    Cheers
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
    http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
    
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