Reported geosynch flasher Gorizont 14 now rising for USA

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Thu, 09 Apr 1998 03:50:19 -0400

Gorizont 14 (17969, 87-40A) is another geosynch flasher first 
reported to SeeSat-L by Tony Beresford I believe:

  http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/Mar-1998/0369.html

With a period of about 85 seconds, and maximum mag. of approx. 
+3.5 to +3.0 according to Tony, Gorizont 14 is now rising in the 
east for the USA.  Here's some sample Highfly output (Central 
Daylight Time -- with fake magnitudes!) for next week:

   30.300  97.750  500.   Austin, Texas            2000  4.0 12
 
*** 1998 Apr 12/13   Sun evening/Mon morning  *** Times are CDT 
 
Hrs Min  Alt Azi  Mag    Hgt    R  A    Dec  Range
 
17969 Gorizont 14    87-40A       M-6.0 ELDY  9 M2    0
 20  10   23 101  2.5  22776  12 21.0   2.9  24912
 22  10   22 106  2.5  22761  14 16.5  -1.5  24978
 
*** 1998 Apr 13/14   Mon evening/Tue morning  *** Times are CDT 
 
Hrs Min  Alt Azi  Mag    Hgt    R  A    Dec  Range
 
17969 Gorizont 14    87-40A       M-6.0 ELDY 10 M2    0
 20  15   32 106  2.3  22777  11 49.6   3.8  24404
 22  15   31 111  2.3  22766  13 45.4   -.3  24470
 
*** 1998 Apr 14/15   Tue evening/Wed morning  *** Times are CDT 
 
Hrs Min  Alt Azi  Mag    Hgt    R  A    Dec  Range
 
17969 Gorizont 14    87-40A       M-6.0 ELDY 11 M2    0
 20  15   41 113  2.2  22777  11 12.4   4.7  23956
 22  15   40 117  2.1  22771  13  8.6   1.1  24018

*** 1998 Apr 15/16   Wed evening/Thu morning  *** Times are CDT
 
Hrs Min  Alt Azi  Mag    Hgt    R  A    Dec  Range
 
17969 Gorizont 14    87-40A       M-6.0 ELDY 12 M2    0
 20  15   50 121  2.2  22775  10 34.3   5.4  23585
 22  15   48 126  2.0  22775  12 31.0   2.3  23643
 
Aside -- I'm really missing the SeeSat-L Hypermail Archive, 
which hasn't been updated since April 2:

  http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/Apr-1998/index.html

Ed Cannon
ecannon@mail.utexas.edu
Austin, Texas, USA