Re: Tiros 1 flare?

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Wed Jan 23 2002 - 00:33:42 EST

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    At 00:17 23/01/02, Ed Light wrote:
    >The time, location, and direction of motion agree. My question is, does
    >anyone recall ever seeing this "oldie" flare?
    >The only other observation of this object I could find in the SeeSat
    >archives was by Richard Keen on 2000 April 02 when he saw it at a
    >much more reasonable +8.7 magnitude.
    Ed, I still remember the shock I got in  tracking this satellite,
    and a got a at least mag 0 flare off it. This was around 1965 or so.
    Presumably off the flat solar panel on the "top" of the hat-box shaped satellite.
     I was using a 20X125 monocular (Apogee scope) at the time so the brightness change was glaring.
    Tony Beresford
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