R.B. Minton (
Fri, 12 Jul 1996 11:36:57 -0600

I could not see Secor-9 the other night with 7x50 binoculars in a zenithal 
pass, yet it brightened up to mag 0 when its phase angle put it between me
and the sun.  This suggests that it (like TOPEX) is stabilized and has a large
horizontal flat surface.

R. B. Minton