STARSHINE 2 OBSERVATIONS (4 passes in 1 night)

From: MALEY, PAUL D. (JSC-DO511) (USA) (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 09:50:03 EST

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    This is Paul Maley reporting observations from Puerto Montt, Chile. I
    attempted 4 passes in one night of STARSHINE II from 48.5 degrees South, 76
    degrees 5 minutes West at the following times on 12-30-01: 0225UT, 0401UT,
    0537UT and 0713UT. These passes were observed on the ship ROYAL PRINCESS. On
    pass one, one flash of 2nd magnitude observed in northwest, and one -1
    magnitude flash videotaped at max elevation position of 64 degrees, azimth
    26. On pass 2, one 2nd magnitude flash seen. On passes 3 and 4 {46, 167 and
    53, 330 elevation and azimuth with a full moon present}, no naked eye
    flashes were seen. All observations were without optical aid. 
    A previous observation of STARSHINE II sent from the Falkland Islands
    apparently never made it to the list. So, I will dig it up and send it
    Paul D. Maley
    Tel. 281.244.0208, Fax. 281.244.1140
    Lat. 29.6049N, Lon. 95.1069W, Alt. 6m
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