Globalstar Burn Obs

Date: Tue Feb 08 2000 - 15:29:49 PST

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    Thank to Ron, Dan and everyone else for the launch info.
    Observed burn just after it began at 23:16:28 UTC.  It was about 0.5 deg in 
    arc and resembled a straight horn (ie, trumpet).  Burn was visible at 1x in 
    the twilight.  It continued until it was about 1.5 deg and quickly dissipated 
    and disappeared in the twilight at 23:16:50.  
    The source of the burn was very apparent - a white glowing spot at the 
    apex(?) of the trumpet 
    It was about 15 deg to the right of Polaris (Az15, El 40)
    Great Show.  Much better that the one at 2:30am EST.
    Don Gardner  39.1796 N, 76.8419 W, 34m ASL
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