Re: Observed Molniya 3-16 r2 magnitude

Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Tue, 27 Apr 1999 22:57:36 +0200

>With Alan's new elset, it was just 1.0 seconds early.

Molniya 3-16 r2                                  1010 x 103 km
1 12519U 81054E   99118.01293225  .14019998  69608-2  27185-3 0 98040
2 12519  61.8839 113.2504 0653515 309.0786  45.2851 15.03435630100094

I forgot to mention for those who don't read IOD, that it was mag.+6.2
when I saw it, brightened to +5.5, but I didn't see any regular variation
after that, and stopped following it after two observations.

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