Re: Starshine 3

From: Edward S Light (
Date: Sat Sep 29 2001 - 19:50:00 EDT

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    On Sun, 30 Sep 2001 11:34:45 +1200 "Jeffrey Simpson"
    <> asks ...
    > Hello All
    > I'm interested to know what sort of magnitude Starshine 3 will be 
    > when its not flashing. Naked eye visibility or will I have to get the 
    > telescope out to see it.
    On three passes (1999 June 05, June 19, and 2000 February 15) we saw
    the earlier Starshine (99-030B) at maximum (flashing) brightnesses 
    ranging from 2nd to 6th magnitude but were never able to see it
    between flashes in 7x50 and 10x50 binoculars.  So unless this new
    one is significantly different from its predecessor, it seems unlikely
    that it will be easily seen without optical aid.
    Clear and dark skies!
       Ed Light
    Lakewood, NJ, USA
    N 40.1075, W 074.2312 +24 m (80 ft)
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