Superbird A for Thursday night

Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@cpmx.saic.com)
Thu, 10 Sep 1998 15:45:27 -0700

Hi All,

Another Superbird A update.  Peak flash time and location predictions
for selected cities on Thursday night, September 10th.  All times are
UTC on September 11.  Flashes should be visible through binoculars
for at least 6 minutes centered on these times.  Start looking early
in case the times are off by a few minutes.  Brightest flashes may
reach magnitude +2, but binoculars are still recommended for initial
acquisition.  Rotational period is about 23.1 seconds, but during the
center of the flash window, flashes will be visible every 11.55 seconds.

--Rob

Los Angeles  3:05  az 112.9 deg, el 12.4 deg
San Diego  3:05  113.1, 13.8
Barstow  3:06  114.0, 13.0
Phoenix  3:07  117.0, 17.5
Las Vegas  3:07  115.8, 13.9
Flagstaff  3:07  118.0, 17.0
Tucson  3:07  117.2, 18.9
Salt Lake City  3:09  120.0, 14.0
Denver  3:11  125.3, 19.2
Colorado Springs  3:10  125.1, 19.9
Albuquerque  3:09  121.9, 20.7
Clovis, NM  3:09  124.4, 23.7
Santa Fe  3:09  122.7, 20.9
Austin, TX  3:10  126.9, 30.3
Amarillo  3:10  126.0, 24.2
Dallas  3:11  129.3, 29.2
El Paso  3:08  120.4, 22.7
Houston  3:11  128.9, 32.7
Kansas City, MO  3:14  135.4, 26.6
St. Louis  3:15  139.0, 29.1
New Orleans, LA  3:14  134.2, 36.0