Starshine 3 observation

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 22:49:03 EDT

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    One flash seen with unaided vision ,in a pass that reached 75 degrees elevatio
    in the ESE sky before dawn. This was timed at 18:31:36.2 October 8, but i would
    make 0.5 seconds for reaction time. This flash was mag 0, and extremely short. 
    A comment,
    I cant make positional fixes of what I believe is required accuracy(say 4-6 arc minutes) under such conditions. I think I would be lucky to get 0.5
    degrees accuracy because of the lack of reference stars with naked-eye.
    But the small number of flashes in a pass make it obligatory.
     I cant see how school children are going to produce enough observations
    to calculate air drag.
    Any comments from other list members
    Tony Beresford
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