Distant flashers

From: Bjorn Gimle (b.gimle@chello.se)
Date: Sun Oct 14 2001 - 20:40:06 EDT

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    A rare crystal clear evening - just by chance I observed Molniya 3-27 #16393
    at >30000 km range, flashing to +4.5 for 10 minutes, with 20.795 s period,
    and fainter flashes at half-period, 2001-10-14 17:10-17:20 UTC from RA 02:41
    +26 and up left. Returning to the site I found no more flashes in 7*50
    17:45-18:00.
    
    85-117 A BG 2001-10-14 17:19:53 LB   681.86 33 0.3 20.795 Mm +4.5-inv
    
    Also by chance NOSS 2-3 at 24 deg altitude.
    
    Trying to find flaring geosats, also by chance I found Intelsat 5-1 rk
    #12497 at 9500 km range, flashing to +6 with 12.52 s period.
    Secondary maxima were perhaps +7, and slightly later than half-period.
    
    81-50B BG 2001-10-14 18:41:22   225.23 18 0.3 12.52 Mm +5-inv
    
    
    -- bjorn.gimle@tietotech.se (office)                         --
    -- b_gimle@algonet.se (home)  http://www.algonet.se/~b_gimle --
    -- COSPAR 5919, MALMA,    59.2576 N, 18.6172 E, 23 m         --
    -- COSPAR 5918, HAMMARBY, 59.2985 N, 18.1045 E, 44 m         --
    
    
    
    
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