Old naked eye sat.

JAY RESPLER (jrespler@InJersey.com)
Fri, 29 Aug 1997 23:02:11 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 29 Aug 1997, Joe Dellinger wrote:

> 	Vanguard 1 sounds hard to show to a crowd, I'm afraid.
> 	What is the oldest satellite currently in orbit that can reach
> NAKED EYE visibility? How about the oldest that can become bright enough
> to show people naked-eye from a suburban location, say 3rd magnitude?

I make up VISUAL.TXT to include all naked eye sats brighter than about mag 
4.0.  The oldest on the list is 694, 63 47A, Atlas Centaur 2.

Jay Respler
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