Superbird A obs

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Tue Jun 01 2004 - 05:46:17 EDT

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    Without a prediction I managed to find Superbird A (89-041A, 
    20040) by the light of the Moon and with very high humidity
    in the air.  As I wrote a couple of nights ago, once you've 
    found it, then you pretty much know when and where to find 
    it a night or two later.  I was clicking my stopwatch from 
    2:53:44.3 to 2:58:46.7 June 1 UTC.  The last five were 
    22.4-second cycles.  I was using my 8x42 binoculars.
    ISS did a pretty nice pass, and Mike had a prediction for 
    the Progress, which was 42 or 43 minutes after ISS.
    For 10-15 seconds, USA 81 (92-023A, 21949) was one of the 
    brightest objects I saw last night.  The last two times it's
    done that bright, madly-flashing phase here, it's been just 
    before shadow entry.
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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