Re: Re: only two out of three

From: bk_hunter@sympatico.ca
Date: Mon Jun 20 2005 - 00:34:09 EDT

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    Hi,
    
    I just observed the NOSS 2-3 group.  The C and D objects were easy in 10x42 binoculars at about 4th magnitude.  The E object was in the correct position but much fainter than the other two at about 7th magnitude.  The bright moon was nearby so brightness estimates may be well off but the difference is about right.
    
    Brian 
    > 
    > From: Jeff Umbarger <jumbarger2000@yahoo.com>
    > Date: 2005/06/19 Sun PM 07:25:21 EST
    > To: Ed Cannon <ecannon@mail.utexas.edu>,  seesat-l@satobs.org
    > Subject: Re: only two out of three
    > 
    > I concur (from Dallas TX). I have watched NOSS 2-3 for
    > three nights in a row coming from the north,
    > disappearing somewhere in the south late at night.
    > Each time, I only see 2 of the 3 sats, but the two are
    > quite bright. Last night they came in through the top
    > of the Summer Triangle and eclipsed at Altair. They
    > were as bright as any star in Cygnus with the
    > exception of Deneb. I've also been having predicted
    > high passes of Iridium 920 but can not see it. Isn't
    > this one of the flashing sats? It (like NOSS 2-3) has
    > been coming in from the north and going to my south at
    > all different locations (in the east, in the west,
    > overhead...) but no flashing.
    > 
    >      - Jeff Umbarger
    >        Plano, TX
    > 
    > --- Ed Cannon <ecannon@mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
    > 
    > > This seems unusual enough to mention.  Last night I
    > > could see 
    > > only two of the NOSS 2-3 triplets.  The two I could
    > > see (leader 
    > > and outlier, I believe, so 96-029D and C, 23862 and
    > > 23908, I 
    > > think) were both +5 or brighter -- easy to see.  I
    > > was using 
    > > 8x42 binoculars from the driveway of my parents'
    > > house in San 
    > > Antonio, Texas.  The weather was fine.  Even when
    > > they're quite
    > > faint, if I can see one of a trio I can see all
    > > three.  So this 
    > > was, for me, pretty unusual, especially since these
    > > three travel 
    > > so closely together.
    > > 
    > > Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas,
    > > USA
    > > 
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