A different USA 160 "Wow!", plus "I saw ...".

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Sun Oct 19 2003 - 06:03:19 EDT

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    USA 160 A and C went from west to south.  For the entire 
    pass the trailer, A (26905, 01-040A), was two or three 
    magnitudes brighter than C (26907, 01-040C), and part of 
    time I could not see A at all.  However, twice during 
    the pass A flashed very brightly (maybe +1?), much 
    brighter than C, which was about +4 at the brightest!  
    The times of those flashes were about 1:33:43.0 and 
    Not much scientific value below, but with my trusty 
    10x50s I also saw:
    DMSP 16 (28054, 03-034A).
    Ofek 5 (02-025A, 27434).  (I like watching one go the 
    "wrong" direction!)
    The DSP in the SW (89-046A, 20066, USA 39).
    Raduga 33 (96-010A, 23794).
    And I managed to see Milstar 6 (03-012A, 27711).  (It's 
    not easy, Kevin!)
    Thanks to search predictions from Mike I think I also 
    saw the unknown from two nights ago.
    BCRC: 30.315N, 97.866W, 280m.
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
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