tail end of telstar 401 seen, and another nice flasing leo object observe to

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Sat Dec 03 2005 - 20:28:28 EST

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    Finally a clear sky!
    Them blasted white things, kept getting in my way.
    I have to wake up early now, to see telstar 401 flash.
    I work tonight, so I don't get to enjoy the sky all night long.
    Anyways at 0:44:03 UTC ( Dec 4 ), I saw my first bright flash. Because I had just aimed my scope
    at the right area, and started to record, I know I missed alot of flashes:( 
    Telstar 401 is getting low in the sky, no sure when I lose tracking of it.
    At 0:58 UTC, I saw flashes coming from a near area of sky. It turns out I saw a Cosmos 3M rocket (
    SL-8 R/B ). Man was it flashing nicely. It's catalog number is  27870 ( 03-037C ).
    I will have to get some video of that one, on a good pass.
    Rest of Telstar 401 flash timings will appear tommorow, ater I get home from work.
    It's nice and warm out tonight, 2 degrees Celsius. Last night was cold cold cold.
    44.6062 N
    75.6910 W  
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