Re: USA 193

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Tue Feb 12 2008 - 23:15:11 UTC

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    When I last imaged 193 a couple of weeks ago I saw the tail end of a flare 
    during a morning pass, elevation about 50 degs......
    
    http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/satcom_transits/193anim.gif
    
    The satellite seemed to appear from nowhere , at least mag 0 , then settled 
    back to the predicted level .
    
    John
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Ted Molczan" <ssl2molcz@rogers.com>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 1:44 PM
    Subject: RE: USA 193
    
    
    > Thomas Dorman wrote:
    >
    >> Just a note that I was able to observe USA 193 and captured a
    >> wide field image of this high dollar piece of space junk his
    >> morning in far west Texas.The satellite had two very nice
    >> flare cycles for the short time I was able to observe it
    >> before it set.I have not noticed anyone reporting this
    >> satellite flaring.Very Cool!
    >
    > My impression is that flares by USA 193 are uncommon; however, last month, 
    > Brad
    > Young observed it flare to mag -7:
    >
    > http://satobs.org/seesat/Jan-2008/0076.html
    >
    > Marco Langbroek reported a brief mag -1.5 flare in April 2007:
    >
    > http://satobs.org/seesat/Apr-2007/0058.html
    >
    > Ted Molczan
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