SUPERBIRD

Jay Respler (jrespler@injersey.com)
Sun, 7 Sep 1997 22:53:37 -0400 (EDT)

The flash predictions by Rob Matson were quite accurate.

>3:14 Philadelphia and Scranton, PA; Albany, NY; Montreal, Quebec
>3:15 east coast from Norfolk, VA to New York City; New England; Quebec

I'm between Philadelphia and NYC @ lat 40.2833, long  74.2333  

Starting at 10:30, nothing seen with 7x56 binoculars. I set up 20x80s at 11:14
and immediately saw flashing to mag 5 1/2.  Last flash seen 11:20

   40.283  74.233  129.   JAY RESPLER              1950 13.0  8
*** 1997 Sep  4/ 5   Thu evening/Fri morning  *** Times are EDT 
Hrs Min  Alt Azi  Mag    Hgt    R  A    Dec  Range
20040 Superbird A               M 3.5 ELDY 19 M2   -2
x10  30   38 186 11.7  22358  20  7.9 -11.7  23686 7x56
x10  54   38 186 11.7  22358  20 31.9 -12.0  23698
x10  56   38 186 11.7  22358  20 33.9 -12.0  23699
x11   4   38 186 11.7  22358  20 41.8 -12.1  23702
y11  14   38 186 11.7  22358  20 51.8 -12.1  23706 mag 5 1/2   20x80
y11  20   38 186 11.7  22358  20 57.8 -12.2  23708 last 
 

   
Already flashing when I started looking. 1st flash seen at 11:13:53
Last flash about 11:23:42.