Superbird A, when to look

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Tue Jun 05 2001 - 02:52:11 PDT

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    On June 3 UTC (Saturday evening USA time) I observed Superbird A 
    from about 3:54 to 3:58, so I suggest that anyone wanting to see 
    it tonight (Tuesday evening USA time) begin looking for it roughly 
    at 3:45-55 (maybe as early as 3:40-50 if your're using a well-aimed 
    telescope).  
    
    "graveyard orbit for sun-synchs" -- what was I thinking?!  I need
    to add to my sig. a standard "This message was probably written 
    between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m. and is therefore highly suspect!"  
    But anyway, I was curious about the fate of Landsats 4 and 5.  
    I've seen Landsat 4 and Landsat 7 in the last week or so.  (Still 
    haven't managed to see Landsat 4 flares as reported by Don 
    Gardner a long time ago.)
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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