Intelsat Mags

From: Brad Young (brad.young@domain-engineering.com)
Date: Sun Feb 11 2007 - 22:40:57 EST

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    Date:  Feb 11, 2007 4:43 pm
    --- Kevin Fetter <kfetter@yahoo.com> wrote:
    
    > The approx magnitude Intelsat 1R ( 26608 ) was at,
    
    I only got one timing in last night due to poor
    conditions:
     
      Time ( UTC ) Magnitude       Based On
     
      3:04:51      5.6             =33 Hya (HD82870)
     
    > I have noticed that Intelsat 1R more rapidly gain's
    > in brighness, before it get's to the area
    > around 12 hour difference in R.A from the sun. 
    > 
    > Then it more slowly decreases in brightness, after
    > it passes the area around 12 hour difference in
    > R.A area from the sun. 
    
    I also have seen this behavior, this year and last.
    Anyone have a theory on the geometry?
    -- 
    Sent from my Treo
    
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