Re: SATOBS 2003 October 26

From: Bram Dorreman (
Date: Sun Oct 26 2003 - 19:06:02 EST

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    Just a note about the scintillation of 99-28A , several times reported.
    Might this be the sunlight reflection on the spikes of a (non-) rotating
    dish antenna?
    I did not see this 99-28A scintillation. I assume it is similar to that of
    USA 32 (19460 88-78A)and 92-23A (21949 92-23A).
    Bram Dorreman,
    COSPAR 4160 (Achel 1)
    51 16' 45.5" N (51.2793 N),
    5 28' 36.6" E (5.4768 E)
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Peter Wakelin <>
    To: Date: zondag 26 oktober 2003 14:02
    Subject: SATOBS 2003 October 26
    >99-28A:  I initially thought I had acquired the wrong satellite as it was
    >behaving strangely;  from when first seen about 15s before the first
    >obs until the second, there were numerous small variations in brightness
    >superimposed on the usual long period.  Slight scintillation, best seen
    >averted vision, was also evident.
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