Re: DSP flashes (corrections)

From: Rainer Kracht (R.Kracht@t-online.de)
Date: Mon Mar 10 2003 - 05:57:09 EST

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    On 10 Mar 2003, at 0:14, Bram Dorreman wrote:
    
    > 2003-03-09.
    > I just went out to check whether a geostationary satellite would be bright
    > enough
    > to be found by me using 7 x 50 binoculars.
    > Accidentally I saw mag. +5 flashes with an FP of almost exactly 1 second
    > (estimated).
    > The time was 22:52 UT and the object was at about RA 10h36m dec -8 as seen
    > from
    > my regular observation location. The flashes disappeared after I saw five or
    > so
    > flashes.
    > 
    > Is this the same object?
    > 
    > Bram Dorreman,
    > COSPAR 4160 (Achel 1):
    > 51 16' 45.5" N (51.2793 N),
    > 5 28' 36.6" E (5.4768 E)
    > 
    Yes, I think it's the same object as time and position match within
    0.5 deg and there was no other flasher at this time/position as far
    as I know. 
    But the FP  doesn't fit.
    
     Rainer
    
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