RE: Flashing Geosync from Texas

From: Jeff Umbarger (jumbarger2000@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Sep 05 2005 - 04:12:13 EDT

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    Ok,
         Then the star I'm talking about is Alpha
    Equuleus. It is definitely naked eye visible. Wow, a
    horse part. Don't know how anyone came up with that.
    Kind of like Microscopium...
    
    - Jeff
    
    --- Stephan Szyman <szymanss@hotmail.com> wrote:
    
    > 
    > 
    > hi jeff
    > 
    > I don't know about your target object, but I think
    > the star must be 
    > HIP105174 or one near it,  in equuleus ("the little
    > horse")... mag. 9.18, 
    > distance 539 LY.
    > 
    > the nearest principal (bayer/flamsteed) star is
    > kitalpha (alpha equulei) aka 
    > Al Kitah al Faras,  in arabic, "part of a horse."
    > 
    > clear skies!
    > 
    > stephan szyman
    > chicago IL USA
    > 41.6840N, 87.7000W; 188 msl
    > 
    > >Hey All,
    > >      For the last several nights I have been
    > seeing
    > >bright (Mag. 0) flashing geosync (I believe it is a
    > >geosynch because it holds it's position) with a
    > flash
    > >period of 2 min 11 sec. At 5:07:02 UT it flashed
    > about
    > >3 deg. south of a star at 21hr 18min RA and +5.3
    > deg.
    > >Dec. (What star is this and, more importantly, what
    > >constellation does it belong to???). The sat
    > flashed
    > >from about 5:02 UT to 5:18 UT and stopped being
    > naked
    > >eye visible and then returned flashing with a
    > period
    > >of 3min 55sec at 5:36:56 UT and 5:40:51 UT. Any
    > idea
    > >on what this satellite is?
    > >
    > >      Regards,
    > >           Jeff Umbarger
    > >           Plano, TX USA
    > >           Lat: +33.0695(N)
    > >           Lon: -96.7681(W)
    > >           UT - 5hr (CST)
    > >
    > >
    > >--- Jeff Umbarger <umby@sgi.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > > 12:07:02 3 deg south of ? 2:11 flash period Last
    > > > flash 12:17:56. 1st flash
    > > > 12:02:40
    > > >
    > > > Sent from my Treo wireless
    > > >
    > >
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