Gorizont 14 and possibly Raduga 19

From: Stephen.D.LaLumondiere@aero.org
Date: Sun Sep 17 2000 - 12:02:04 PDT

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    Hi all.
    
    Gorizont 14 (87- 40A, 17969) appears to be making one of its better passes
    this time around.  PPAS formatted obs below.
    
    I also observed what I believe was Raduga 19 (86- 82A, 17046) flashing last
    night, at least that was the best candidate that I could find.  I was
    looking in the vicinity of GSTAR 3 around 06:13 UTC, and saw a sharp flash
    around mag. 5.  The flashes continued with irregular brightness for nearly
    16 minutes before they abruptly disappeared.  The time for the last visible
    flash seems to coincide with that of shadow entry.  Obs were were made with
    10x50s.
    
    87- 40 A 00-09-16 04:13:43   SDL2369.8 0.2 27  87.77 mag 5->inv.
    87- 40 A 00-09-17 03:57:26   SDL2457.2 0.2 28  87.76 mag 5->inv.
    86- 82 A 00-09-17 06:29:45.2 SDL 947.0 0.4 40  23.68 ID?,sf,irr.
    
    Telstar 401, GSTAR 1, GSTAR 3, and Gorizonts 11 and 24 were all non-obs
    last night.
    
    Best and clear, dark skies.
    Steve LaLumondiere
    Observing location:  33.820, -118.316
    
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