Geo obs

From: John Locker (
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 05:54:18 EDT

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    A three hour window between 2200 and 0100 BST last night gave me a chance to
    check out the geo arc between 19 east and 11 west
    11 slots , in total 24 birds observed.
    Of note were Nilesat 101 and 102 which appeared very dim ...poss mag 14
    Amos one and two were for a while hard to separate , but then moved slightly
    apart to reveal the individual spacecraft.
     Eutelsat W3A is still at 1.7 east on test and was probably the brightest of
    the satellites seen ..mag 10-11
    Over at 11 west Experess 3A was a new catch for me...mag 12
    Unfortunately I had a list of birds to locate before moving back to 25 east
    to find Superbird.By then the expected front had moved in and cloud had
    thickened , so Superbird A will have to wait until the next clear spell.
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