RE: 2 satellites in the sky

From: Brad Young (
Date: Mon Jul 28 2008 - 15:49:29 UTC

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    Kevin Fetter wrote:
    >Check your passes, to see if your in luck.
    >2 satellites will pass by, close to each other. They wil be closest to each
    other around July 28.
    >The satellites involved are 2 SL-8 R/B's.
    >They are the following
    >Cosmos 1140 r - 11574
    >Cosmos 1023 r - 10962
    With Kevin F's heads-up, I saw the two r/b's (11574 + 10962) easily, even
    naked eye for a while in poor conditions. When I returned to 12x60s in the
    low SE, I noticed they were joined by 22784, a Meteor r/b, in a neat little
    obtuse triangle, like NOSS triplets used to be, until 22784 was left behind
    by the faster pair. Cool!
    Also saw 26186 (as an UNID), and 24938 (predicted) low fast debris from
    CBERS-1 r/b and SL-12 r/b respectively.
    Brad Young
    TULSA 1
    COSPAR 8336
    36.1397N, 95.9838W, 205m ASL
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