observations

James Nix (nixj@bellsouth.net)
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 22:19:12 +0000

Observations:
22251 92 083A   8935 E 19990419020022090 27 25 1351160+344022 28 S+050 10       
24680 96 072A   8935 G 19990421014643590 27 25 1558273+264673 88 S+056 10       
22251 92 083A   8935 G 19990421014719880 27 25 1410891+250198 68 S+048 10       

USA 129 on-time and on-track


Iridium 20th 
Ir 22 02:23:17.40 to 47.43   2.0  on time less than pred.
Ir 23 02:33:21.09 to 48.58  -4.0  on time close to pred.
Ir 69? no show

Ir 24 t
	02:57:34.21 f 3.5     
        03:00:32.65 f 4.0
              48.53  "
	      56.05  "
	03:01:04.75 f/M "     		
	      13.36 f/M "
	      22.40 M 4.2
	      31.21 M 5.5
	      37.19  "
	      45.67  "
	      53.03  "
 

Not much from Iridium 71 t over several nights, although, the local ABC
affiliate
reported several UFO calls about the time of its pass one eve.  There were
patchy
clouds obscuring the predicted trajectory from my locale.
Good shot of a Mag -3.0 flare at 5-10 degrees elevation at Sat-Tracks.


Clear & Dark
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            |  Jones Orchard Site--  Clear
Jim Nix     |  North of Memphis, Tennessee  USA
            |  35.3166N 89.8860W 94m        #8935       ICQ 36907276
Satellite Tracks at:
    http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Galaxy/3070/Sat-Tracks.htm   
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