re: Telstar 401 (97-77A, 23042)

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Tue Jul 05 2011 - 22:07:15 UTC

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    I wrote that I saw it about 4:33 UTC on 28 June.
    Last night (5 July) I saw it at about 3:12.  So
    that's very roughly about 11-12 minutes earlier 
    from night to night.  Its brightest flashes are
    at least +1 magnitude, about every 74 seconds.
    As it has been getting too faint for me, on
    the evenings I watched it that long it began to
    do double flashes separated by about 2.2 seconds
    on every other cycle.
    On June 28 it was at about RA 15:50-16:00, 
    Dec about -7.5.  I didn't get a fix last night
    due to other objects conflicting at the time,
    but it's certainly farther east in RA after 
    seven nights.
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
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