RE: RS-10 RS-15

JAY RESPLER (jrespler@InJersey.com)
Sat, 11 Jan 1997 02:16:50 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 9 Jan 1997, Jeff Hunt wrote:
> --- On Thu, 9 Jan 1997 09:29:17 +0000  Jason Baack <baack@maine.maine.edu> 
> wrote:
> 
> >I was wondering if it was possible to see the RS series Russian 
> >satellites. ( when in visible range of course!)
> 
> 18129 Cos1862 (RS 10/11?) ~1000 x 1000 km has a listed magnitude in the 
> Molczan files as 6.7d, meaning a derived value based on radar cross section.
> The calculated mag value is for 50% illumination at 1000 km.  You would need 
> binoculars in most cases to spot this sat IMHO.
              
18129 is C 1861      I've seen it 2x @ mag 7
              ^ 
C 1862 is 18152

Jay Respler
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