Cosmos 1220 - FYI

From: Rik Hill (rhill@LPL.Arizona.EDU)
Date: Fri May 18 2001 - 10:50:50 PDT

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    Last night I happened to be out just after 8pm here in Tucson. Overhead
    was a bright satellite, about 0-1st mag. as I was able to compare it to
    Arcturus (0 mag.). I went in and downloaded the Heavens-Above ephem.
    for the evening and found that what I must have seen was Cosmos 1220.
    The time, direction etc. were all correct but it was about 3 mags. off
    in brightness! 
    
    Any thoughts on this? 
    
    -Rik
    
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