New? flasher 83094A = #14328

From: Michael Waterman (
Date: Mon Sep 30 2002 - 14:10:30 EDT

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    While looking for 91014A = Raduga27 last night (29th)
    I accidentally found a near-GSO flasher not in PPAS10.
    It is 83094A = #14328 = RCA Satcom 2R and was
    flashing about mag 6 every 46.241 secs.
    I first saw it at about 2154 UT RA=2344 Dec=-13.4
    and was still flashing at 221146 UT RA=0002 Dec=-13.2
    These positions are near full phase (eclipse starting 2222 UT),
     and maybe it only flashes when nearly opposite the sun.
    It is currently near longitude 14deg east, drifting about 
    3deg per day westwards.
    Mike Waterman
    Site Yateley = COSPAR 2115 =  51.3286N  0.7950W  75m (reference OSGB36).
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