Gravity Probe B

From: J. Thomas Jeffrey (
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 01:20:43 EDT

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    I saw Gravity Probe B (28230) fly over tonight for the first time. It 
    appears to be orangish in color. About 3-4 degrees north of Beta Leo 
    there was a bright flare. With the naked eye I estimated the brightness 
    as magnitude 2. I followed it with my 7x50 binoculars and did not see 
    another flare. You can enter the number of the satellite into the 
    Heavens-Above database and get information on passes for you area.
    J. Thomas Jeffrey
    Hypatia Astronomical Observatory
    16 inch Meade Dob and 20X90 binoculars
    Bend, Oregon USA  44.14. N  -121 26 W 3,207 feet  (November-April)
    Crater Lake National Park, Oregon USA  42.53 N  -122. 08 W (May-October
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