Superbird-A and Mysterious Flasher

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Tue, 06 Apr 1999 21:38:44 -0600

Looked again tonight (6 April local; 7 April UT) and did not see the
flasher I saw last night.  Rob suggested the object below. It was about
six degrees to far left but the old elsets might account for that.
I just noticed that the elsets are YEARS old instead of about 200 days.

How does an object stay in the database with elsets that old?

96044C
1 24210U 96044C   96223.93772132 -.00000394 +00000-0 +10000-4 0 00092
2 24210 005.4294 117.8507 7294336 179.2896 182.7981 02.28186586000035

One good thing. I finally saw Superbird-A (#20040) naked eye.  Of course
I did not get a phase shift time.

Ron Lee