PAS 1R Seen

From: Brad Young (
Date: Thu Feb 02 2006 - 16:26:22 EST

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    Saw PAS 1R (26608) last night from 2:58:52 - 3:05:13 UT, ramping up evenly
    from ~+7 mag to +5 and back to inv in my 10x50 binoculars. Magnitude
    compared to 21 & 23 Hydrae that it was near. Not sure how to report such a
    sight...PPAS format?
    First long term flaring geosat I'd seen and it was quite a different event
    than the "flashers" like Telstar 401 from earlier this winter. Hope to try
    again tonight. Is there posted in the archives or on Web a short discourse
    on why this geosat "flares" and the others "flash"?
    Brad Young
    +36.1, -95.9
    Tulsa, OK USA
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