Success at Geosats

From: Brad Young (
Date: Fri Oct 05 2007 - 11:37:49 EDT

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    Finally got to see what everyone has talked about. Saw 5 objects, 1 and 3
    may have been the same one. All found with 12 x 60s at TULSA1 site (near
    downtown, with mag 4 limiting sky!)
    Identified the following:
    AMC-3 (GE-3) 24936 2:23:44 UT near Beta Aquarii and mag 5
    GE-6 26580 near Nu Aquarii at 2:37:16 and mag 5
    Object 3 may be 1, need to check
    UNID very bright just SE of the "Little Box" asterism NW of Iota Ceti at
    3:19:54, mag 4 at best and seen naked eye!
    Flashing Brasilsat B-1 (23199) starts at 3:43:33, proper PPAS report later
    All times are when I first saw it, didn't try for shadow entry or exit yet.
    About to head off to TULSA2 and TULSA3 sites as weather permits for the next
    9 days - I skipped Okie-Tex Star Party again and will use the other dark sky
    sites. May not be able to post. Hope to see many more geosats.
    Brad Young
    TULSA 1
    COSPAR 8336
    36.1397N, 95.9838W, 205m ASL
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