W3A on test 1.7 degs east : First images

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Sun Apr 04 2004 - 18:55:38 EDT

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    A chance gap in the clouds tonight gave me an hour or so to locate and grab
    the first images of recently launched Eutelsat W3A.
    The largest of the Eutelsat birds , 3A was certainly brighter than any of
    the Hotbird group .
    Unfortunately winds gusting 20-25 knots and thickening cloud from the west
    curtailed any further obs.
    Tonights image at   http://mysite.freeserve.com/satcom_transits/W3A.jpg
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