Re: stumbled onto EGP ( Feb 10'03 -9:11pm)

From: Larry Brash (
Date: Tue Feb 11 2003 - 09:36:29 EST

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    Willie Koorts wrote:
    > An interesting satellite indeed!  I have been wondering how bright the
    > flashes actually are and your statement of mag 4.5 to 5.0 is interesting.
    > Did anyone ever measure them?  Quite difficult, I guess, since they are so
    > brief.
    Very much a guestimate. The flashes seemed brighter than most Mag 5 sats
    that I have seen, but the flashes are so small and brief, that they are
    hard to judge.
    > The reason why I'm wondering about your brightness values perhaps being a
    > little on the bright side is that the flashes are very difficult (near
    > impossible) to see naked eye, even from a dark site. 
    I have been unable to spot it with the naked eye even on the clearest
    (suburban) nights.
    Larry Brash
    32.9718° S, 151.6343° E, 30 metres, UTC +10
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