75 satellites seen without magnification in 9 nights

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Fri Jun 28 2002 - 03:39:24 EDT

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    Over nine moonlit evenings this month, from the Austin 
    metropolitan area I've been able to observe, without 
    magnification, a total of 75 LEO satellites (including a 
    few single flashes; several seen on more than one evening).  
    I've made up a Web page about these observations.  The 
    point is simply to provide an example of how many objects 
    may be seen without magnification even when conditions are 
    less than ideal.  Here's the URL:
    About three months ago I made a very similar report of 41
    objects seen in six (winter) nights:
    A number of objects (e.g., Atlas Centaur 2, 00694) appear 
    on both of these pages.
    On the same evenings many more satellites were seen with 
    10x50 binoculars, and on some of them some more objects 
    were seen through Mike McCants' 8-inch (203mm) dobsonian 
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
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