NOSS 2-3 orientation?

Date: Tue Sep 19 2000 - 00:50:49 PDT

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         A good pass of NOSS 2-3 trio last night (18/9), passed close to Alkaid 
         in Ursa Major at bang on 21:20:00 UT and was right overhead at 21:24.  
         I tracked it (sorry them) all the way in my 16x50s - the trailing 
         satellite was the brightest (indeed attained naked eye magnitude, 
         around 4 and slightly orange), the other two (one slightly ahead to 
         the East and the leader) were always at least a magnitude fainter.  
         All 3 could be seen within my FOV throughout the pass.
         Now my mini barrage of questions...
         Does anyone know the orientation of this trio (C,D and E)?  Do they 
         change orientation at all?  How far apart are they?
         A most interesting object to observe for those interested.
         Clear skies
         Matt Fawcett
         53.893N 0.273W 50m
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