Molniya 1-88 is flashing, gstar 3 flashes

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Jun 20 2005 - 05:06:58 EDT

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    Finally a clear sky, after more then a week of pesky white things.
    
    This morning I bagged my 3rd flashing molniya:)
    
    It was flashing near gamma oph ( Mag 3.7 ) some it's flashes were as bright as that star. It gave
    a flash approx every 7 seconds.
    
    Vido showing 2 of it's flashes, with a nice bonus, a pass of a delta 1 rocket (07735).
    
    http://www.kfetter.100megs26.com/satvideo/23420.wmv
    
    Earlier I saw by mistake 2 bright flashes from Gstar 3 a known flashing geo sat.
    I had aimed by video camera at the wrong area of sky, I was looking for a molniya to see if is
    flashing. So a nice suprise.
    
    http://www.kfetter.100megs26.com/satvideo/19483.wmv
    
    Not sure of it's flash period. 
    
    Kevin
    
    44.6062 N
    75.6910 W
    
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