satellites cross the moon

From: MALEY, PAUL D. (JSC-DO511) (USA) (
Date: Thu Jan 10 2002 - 06:54:00 EST

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    I finally was able to videotape two satellites separately crossing the moon
    early this morning from Houston. After many attempts that were thwarted by
    lunar phase, twilight, contrast, range, animals, camera or telescope
    problems, carlights, atmosphere and weather, a grand success was achieved.
    The first object was Cosmos 2297 rocket (23405) seen at 10:32UT Jan. 9, 2001
    and was about magnitude +8. The second was Cosmos 2292 rocket (23279); it
    appeared around magnitude +9 and was in the field for about one second. 
    I have uploaded three images of the 23405 transit to my web site at, then click on SATELLITE CROSSES THE
    Paul D. Maley
    Tel. 281.244.0208, Fax. 281.244.1140
    Lat. 29.6049N, Lon. 95.1069W, Alt. 6m
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