IGS 1B very bright

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Thu Jun 05 2003 - 03:42:37 EDT

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    A while ago Mike McCants and I saw IGS 1B (03-009B, 27699) at
    about +2 (or brighter?) magnitude soon after it exited Earth's 
    shadow low in the NNW, at a range of well over 1300 km.  It 
    stayed bright as it went on to the NNW.  This was about 4:49 
    June 5 UTC.  Observing site 30.315N, 97.866W, 280m.  Part of
    the time during the evening we had scattered passing cirrus
    clouds, enough to interfere with some observations.
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
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