Re: FW: still more on naked eye EGP

JAY RESPLER (jrespler@injersey.com)
Sat, 27 Jul 1996 02:36:06 -0400 (EDT)

> >> Jay Respler wrote recently:
> >>
> >> > I never got a positive response to my question a while ago:
> >> > Has anyone seen EGP  naked eye?
> >>
> >> Yes, on Dec 10 95 I was able to locate it with 10x50s and afterward I 
> could
> >> see maybe 10% of the glints without the binoculars.
> >
> >What was your naked eye mag limit at the time?
> 
> My recollection, and considering the time of year and observing location is 
> that it was clear and dark, probably fainter than mag 5. 

This indicates EGP was about mag 5.  That matches my observations. 
 The  standard I set for VISUAL is to include sats that regularly reach 
mag 3.8 - 4.0.  This sighting confirms 
that EGP is interesting, but not bright enough for VISUAL.TLE.  Thanks for 
the input.

Jay Respler
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