Re: tail end of telstar 401 seen, and ...

From: Björn Gimle (
Date: Sun Dec 04 2005 - 09:19:39 EST

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    From: "Kevin Fetter"  :
    > Telstar 401 is getting low in the sky, no sure when I lose tracking of 
    > it.
    It is almost stationary, except for its 7 degree inclination, causing 
    the currently observed flash episode, after evening twilight, to be at 
    about 20 deg in the SW for you.
    On Christmas Eve, it will still have its minimum at 20 degrees, reaching 
    33 deg in the morning for you.
    There should be another (or three more) flash episodes - I'll try to 
    find out as soon as possible after converting all obs Nov.17-Dec.XX to 
    Without these obs, and/or answer to my question of continuity, it seems 
    there might be a second episode half an hour after (or before!) the 
    current one.
    The second pair could occur in Eridanus - Orion - Canis Minor, ie before 
    morning twilight for Kevin, darker in California.
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