From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Tue Oct 30 2001 - 03:46:56 EST

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    Last night (early Oct. 30 UTC) after watching Superbird A flashes, I 
    thought I'd check on Gorizont 23 (91-046A, 21533) in the moonlight.  
    After only a couple of its flashes, there was an off-time flash in 
    another part of my binoculars field of view -- a degree or two to the 
    west of Gorizont 23.  I kept watching G 23 and was able to see a few 
    other flashes of the other one, which appears to have been ASC 1 
    (85-076C, 15994).  Its brightest flashes were brighter than those of 
    Gorizont 23.  Its flash period -- well, the shortest duration that I
    got -- was about 155 seconds.  (I got multiples of 2, 3, and 5 times
    that 155 seconds.)  I'd like to confirm it on one of these nights, 
    but it's a long wait between flashes.
    Much later (about 7:20-30 UTC) I went back and found Gorizont 23 
    again, although I could not see all of its flashes.  I found no sign
    of ASC 1 at this later time.
    Observing site:  E. Ney Musuem grounds -- 30.307N, 97.727N, 150m.
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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