Gorizonts 17 and 14, etc.

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Tue Sep 30 2003 - 05:56:03 EDT

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    Couple of PPAS reports:
    
    Gorizont 14 (17969) --
    87- 40 A 03-09-30 04:35:04   EC  887.1 0.4  10 88.71  +4.5->inv
    
    Gorizont 17 (19765) --
    89-  4 A 03-09-30 03:50:04   EC 1464.9 0.4  20 73.25  +6.5->inv near Mars
    
    Saw more flaring geosats.  One south-of-plane, probably a 
    TDRS, was visible without binoculars below iota Ceti for a 
    couple of minutes.  Saw about four in the region about 
    three hours RA west of shadow-entry location.
    
    Mike recovered 90006 after five months and also found that 
    Telstar 402R (or just plain 4 as Jonathan reports, 95-049A, 
    23670) is already tumbling slowly.  With his 20cm scope at 
    almost 90-power, the satellite was invisible much of the 
    time, about mag +13 or fainter.
    
    I've seen DSP 39 (89-046A, 20066) the last couple of 
    nights, pretty close I think to where it's supposed to be.
    
    Location was BCRC, 30.315N, 97.866W, 280m.
    
    Weather last two nights has been very pretty.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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