Re: Far away but flashing brightly

From: Bram Dorreman (bram.dorreman@skynet.be)
Date: Fri Apr 15 2005 - 19:56:22 EDT

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    Hi Ed,
    
    you wrote:
    > correspondence and my Highfly magnitude file seemed to
    > indicate pretty strongly that it was a Glonass: Cosmos 1651
    > (85-037B, 15698).  Its range when observed was just a bit
    > less than 20,000 km.  In the magnitude file was this note:
    > "p=11 20912 GR" -- Greg Roberts reported it as very
    > impressive on 12 Sept 2002:
    >
    > http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Sep-2002/0162.html
    >
    > I'm not sending a PPAS report because I think that we didn't
    > get a rock-solid ID, but I'm pretty sure that it was that
    > object.
    
    I would appreciate a PPAS report about this object. It can be indicated that
    it concerns a not "rock-solid IDed" satellite. Did you check your
    observations with predictions afterwards?
    
    Happy Observing
    
    Bram Dorreman
    COSPAR 4160
    51 16' 45.5" N  5 28' 36.6" E (WGS84) 35 m
    
    
    
    
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