Quikscat Rk Bright and Flashing

Mir16609@aol.com
Tue, 7 Sep 1999 22:21:31 EDT

In PPAS format:
99-034 B 99-09-08 00:22:15.6 JDG  64.6 0.5   6 10.8   2.0->4.5

After 4 days of rain from Tropical Storm Dennis even tonight's thick haze 
seemed bearable.  Only bright objects (ISS @ +1.0 + Titan IV 25018 @+ 2.5) 
were easy targets.  I acquired Quikscat Rk near gamma-Draco (340az, 77el) 
almost directly overhead.  The flashing wasn't nearly as sharp as my previous 
obs but, at +2.0 mag, the object was much brighter.  It was easily visible at 
1x through the haze.

Cheers
Don Gardner  39.1796 N, 76.8419 W, 34m ASL
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