Intelsat 5-6 Dim Flashes; SAR-Lupe 5 r/b Still a Great Show

From: Brad Young (brad.young@domain-engineering.com)
Date: Fri Sep 05 2008 - 16:34:17 UTC

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    Saw two dim flashes from what I identified as Intelsat 5-6 (14077). Last one
    (about mag 8) was at 2:56:46, before that about 90s +/- 10s. Matches the one
    observation in PPAS:
    
    83- 47 A 04-04-15            MM                106    (5:00)
    
    I'll try to get my scope on it tonight and look again. SAR-Lupe 5 r/b
    (33245, 8-36B) still flashing brightly at about 0.5 s period and quite a
    show in binoculars.
    
    For classfd.tle, residuals don't match the nearly perfect skies after cold
    front pushed out Gustav:
    
    26473 00 047A   8336 E 20080905013550900 17 25 2205712-001749 77 S
    26473 00 047A   8336 E 20080905013702860 17 25 2303780+155365 48 S
    14728 84 012C   8336 E 20080905014743840 17 25 1907211+132426 38 S
    14728 84 012C   8336 E 20080905014756400 17 25 1929348+201678 37 S
    14728 84 012C   8336 E 20080905014853380 17 25 2135940+452313 18 S
    14795 84 012F   8336 E 20080905022548030 17 25 1657009+311671 58 S
    14795 84 012F   8336 E 20080905022608010 17 25 1713646+434282 38 S
    
    PPAS:
    08- 36 B 08-09-05 01:57:42   BY  101.8 0.3 200  0.509 F; 6->inv
    89- 11 D 08-09-05 03:06:11   BY   11.6 0.5   5  2.3   A; 6->8 as UNID
    94- 61 A 08-09-05 03:08:19   BY   48.1 0.5   5  9.6   A; 7->inv Note 1
    
    Note 1: Unsure of count - difficult to gauge fluctuations
    
    Practically steady:
    07- 10 B
    03- 52 B
    
    Brad Young
    TULSA 1
    COSPAR 8336
    36.1397N, 95.9838W, 205m ASL
    
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