Galaxy 1

From: Denis (boucherd@telusplanet.net)
Date: Thu Sep 08 2005 - 00:11:58 EDT

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    While at a star Party last weekend, I was trying to observe Neptune and 
    saw a satellite drift by. It was flaring every seconds to the best 
    estimate I could come up with. I used my program to track it down and 
    discovered that it was Galaxy 1. Checked with Guide 8 and data is the 
    same. I estimated the flares to be around 11 to 12 mag with the 
    satellite sometimes seen at an estimate of 16 mag in my 16" f5 scope. I 
    tracked it for closed to 5 degrees.
    
    Data:
    
    04 Sep 2005 07:11:30Z
    N52 03' 36"
    W113 19' 48"
    1040 meters
    
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