Re: Low and bright!!

JAY RESPLER (jrespler@superlink.net)
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 00:16:34 -0400

Wayne T Hally wrote:
> I just witnessed an accidental pass of a very bright (~Mag +0.3) low orbit
> object at approx (like I said, it was accidental, so I didn't have a good
> timepiece) at approx 0046 to 0047UT from NW NJ (Lat 40.68 N, Long
> 74.90W...decimal degrees), which I suspect might be Cosmos 808. If so it is
> several minutes late, much brighter, and much lower (based on magnitude)
> than expected. If that's not what it is, I have no idea...path was from S
> to NNE, thru the handle of the big dipper (plough). As a lurker (My meteor
> work takes most of the time), can any experts tell me what I saw?

QUICKSAT OUTPUT B;

  40.281  74.235  129.   JAY RESPLER              1950  4.9 15 F F F T T
***  1999 Apr  28  Wed evening  *** Times are PM EDT  ***  2040  5 8
 H  M  S Tim Azi ElC Dir  Mag Dys F  Hgt Shd  Rng  R A  Dec RCS  Name
 8 47  6  .1 114 78C 273  1.7   8 8  531 435  541 11 7 34.7  Cosmos 2278 Rk
       
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