Re: COBE Flashing?

Tristan Cools (
Wed, 6 Jan 1999 20:44:20 +0100 (CET)

At 00:31 6-01-99 GMT, you wrote:
>Hello. I observed COBE for the first time this evening around 5:41 EST as
>it passed through Andromeda and Cassiopiea.  It was brighter than I thought
>it would be and it seemed to be flashing.  Does it flash or was it just me?
>John Kocijanski
>Monticello, NY
>41 35N
>74 30W


Cobe is a flashing satellite.  It was even flashing when it was still
operational.  I have some photographs taken from Cobe with flashing trails
on it.


Tristan Cools
BWGS Member - Belgian Working Group Satellites

Observing at: Damse Vaart: 3.2486E/51.2279N/Rijckevelde:
3.2867E/51.2054N/Brugge: 3.1611E/51.2108N