Re: Possible flashing geosynch

From: Bjorn Gimle (
Date: Thu Feb 20 2003 - 07:11:13 EST

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    I found this mail, and verified it is now beginning dual visibility from USA
    and Europe for a very long time (just 11 deg for me still)
    Perhaps this could also be a target for simultaneous timings as Kurt
    If some observers with a better view could determine when bright flashes are
    visible, this will certainly help me and others.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Ed Cannon"
    To: <>
    Sent: Monday, September 16, 2002 2:37 AM
    Subject: Possible flashing geosynch
    > A report from two years ago of a very slow flashing satellite
    > (period about 43 seconds, magnitude +4.5 more or less, from
    > about 2:00-2:20 UTC, when it grew too faint, observing site
    > about 40.0N, 88.6W) seems like it might match fairly well
    > with 80-004A, 11669, Fleetsatcom 3.  The observer had been
    > looking for/at Uranus at about that time.
    > The satellite is currently at about longitude 110.6 west and
    > drifting very slowly eastward.  I plan to try to see it as
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