Re: observations from Netherlands

From: Bjoern Gimle (bjorn.gimle@tietotech.se)
Date: Fri Dec 08 2000 - 17:25:45 PST

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    At least in two periods "years" ago there have been multiple observations of
    an "Ursa Major flasher". Could there be a Molniya with a very stable
    axis/rotation, so the flashes are mainly observed there?
    
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    -- COSPAR 5919, MALMA,    59.2576 N, 18.6172 E, 23 m         --
    -- COSPAR 5918, HAMMARBY, 59.2985 N, 18.1045 E, 44 m         --
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "MALEY, PAUL D. (JSC-DO)" <paul.d.maley1@jsc.nasa.gov>
    ...
    > passed near Eta Ursa Majoris. After returning to Houston this morning, I
    ran
    > SKYMAP and did not find a match except for Iridium 9 heading at the right
    > time, but in the the opposite direction. This object had primary flashes 8
    > seconds apart with a secondary visible at +3 occuring 1 second or so after
    > the primary max. A very interesting object to watch. Anyone have any idea
    > which object it was?
    >
    
    
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