Superbird A and Gorizont 14

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Wed Nov 07 2001 - 03:09:49 EST

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    From the musuem grounds (30.307N, 97.727W, 150m) I was able 
    without magnification to see flashes from Superbird A 
    (89-041A, 20040) at the following times:
    3:29:12.9 Nov 7 UTC
    3:29:58.3 (brightest one, I think)
    It was just above zeta and chi Ceti; I could see zeta (+3.7), 
    and it was at least that bright.  (Its flashes are so quick,
    it's hard to say.)  After I didn't see the sixth flash, I 
    switched to binoculars, and besides Superbird A another one 
    flashed higher up in the field of view!  It was Gorizont 14 
    (87-040A, 17969), and it was doing half-period flashes, every 
    43-some seconds.  For a little while I wasn't able to tell 
    whether any of them was brighter or fainter.
    Earlier, 1:30:20.5 to 1:32:42.5 I was able to catch a few of 
    the flashes of Intelsat 512 (85-087A, 16101), every 21.32 
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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