Re: Request comments on IRS P2

From: Ralph McConahy (rmcconahy@earthlink.net)
Date: Sun Jul 09 2000 - 21:30:30 PDT

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    Judy May wrote:
    >I just returned from a camping trip.  We were trying to observe a
    >pass of Cosmos 2237 Rk, when several of us witnessed a very brilliant,
    >instantaneous flash near the zenith.  With further observation, we saw
    >more, dimmer flashes as the unknown satellite headed north.  (The zenith
    >time was close to 23:16:00 EDT.  40.39693 N  83.06356 W  elevation 950
    >feet.)
    
    You didn't include the date, but assuming the observation was made on
    Saturday night EDT (7/8 local), a good match would be Cosmos 952 (10358,
    77-88A) which passed near your zenith, heading north, at 23:17:25 EDT. The
    PPAS archive lists this as a flasher (last entry 10/97).
    
      Ralph McConahy
      34.8829N  117.0064W  670m
    
    
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