Re: Brightness of Sputnik 1 payload and rocket?

From: ComHem (b.gimle@comhem.se)
Date: Mon Sep 10 2007 - 17:05:51 EDT

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    Why this 7.9 mag diff in std mag?
    The observation range diffs are 4-3-4-4!
    Rocket observed at long ranges also - satellite only on very favourable 
    passes?
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Ted Molczan"
    ... ranged in brightness between mag 0 and 4, typically mag 1 or 2.
    > The satellite ranged between mag 4 and 7, typically mag 5 or 6.
    >
    > When I complete my orbital analysis of this data, I will determine 
    > standard
    > magnitudes. For now, I suggest std mag 1.7 for the rocket, and 9.6 for the
    > payload,
    
    
    
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