Re: Vanguard 1

From: Robert Reeves (reeves10@satx.rr.com)
Date: Tue Jan 01 2013 - 23:39:00 UTC

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    Its still there just like it was 50 years ago.  Its a very dim binocular 
    object, 70 or 100mm binoculars needed.  Any of the satellite prediction 
    programs will crank out passes with the latest TLE.  The 3rd stage booster 
    is also visible and slightly brighter.
    
    Robert Reeves            San Antonio, Texas
    Planet 26591
    www.robertreeves.com
    reeves10@satx.rr.com
    
    
    >I read that vanguard 1 is still in orbit. Is it visible at any time? At 20"
    > in diameter that is quite small.
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