Observ. Wed PM: Looking for Superbird A

Robert Sheaffer (sheaffer@netcom.com)
Thu, 4 Sep 1997 08:08:29 -0700

Observations 3 Sept. 1997    (Wed. Eve, 4 Sept UT)

03:36:36          Appulse of Cosmos 426 rocket (#5282) with
                  Gamma Lyrae. Mag. 4. 

03:40 - 04:20 UT  Looked for flashes from Superbird A (#20040),
                  hoping to recover its primary flash window
                  (assuming it still exists). Using 7x50 binoculars,
                  scanned the area of the satellite's position.
                  No flashes seen.

03:41             Saw 6th magnitude object in binoculars, moving
                  eastward just above Delta Capricornus. Determined
                  to be Meteor 2-6 rocket (#11963).

04:24:35          Culmination of Cosmos 2297 rocket (#23405),
                  Mag. 3. 


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