Gorizont 16, continued

From: Ed Cannon (edcannonsat@yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Jun 03 2001 - 14:45:11 PDT

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    The other day Robert Fenske reported on Gorizont 16 (88-071A, 19397), 
    as I have also recently:
    Last night in spite of rapidly moving and worsening low clouds (not to 
    mention the moonlight!), I was able to see two of its flashes at about 
    6:16:31 and 6:19:40, which means that it may be visible over a lot of 
    the Americas from Atlantic to Pacific.  It appears to flash for hours 
    each evening to at least as bright as +4.5 (although it does seem to 
    me that occasionally one of the flashes is fainter), and it may get up 
    to +3.5.  This object is easy (at least on this visit over the USA) 
    with handheld 10x50 binoculars even in bright moonlight; it might be 
    one-power from a good site on a moonless night.  So I hope that others 
    are getting to see it.  It would be interesting, to me at least, to 
    know how widely visible it is at any given time.
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
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