my sat observations

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Sat Apr 10 2004 - 08:10:23 EDT

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    Sat's I saw last night ( Apr 9 in terms of Universal Time ) 
    
    Low earth orbit sat's with just the eye.
    
    Cosmos 1378 r and Cosmos 1400 r as they were seperated by 30 degrees. Both were so easy to see. 
    
    At 1:17 UT
    
    Cosmos 1378 r    7.4  2.4  0.0  5.5 v
    1 13272U 82059B   04099.20622088  .00000300  00000-0  34124-4 0  7415
    2 13272  82.5109 337.6607 0019682 153.8470 206.3743 14.82705091177634
    Cosmos 1400 r    2.8  2.6  0.0  5.1 v
    1 13403U 82079B   04100.76196676  .00001350  00000-0  11136-3 0  4191
    2 13403  81.1745 336.4353 0041019 172.9476 187.2329 14.97750033174257
    
    At 1:24 UT 
    
    Cosmos 1315 r    2.8  2.6  0.0  5.1 v
    1 12904U 81103B   04099.56294191  .00001307  00000-0  11004-3 0  2968
    2 12904  81.1810 332.7213 0032571 315.6352  44.2259 14.97225458770558
    
    Plus others which I don't remember.
    
    Geo Sat's seen in my 70 mm refractor. 
    
    2:32 UT
    
    PAS 3R
    1 23764U 96002A   04098.03692016 -.00000267  00000-0  00000+0 0  9734
    2 23764   0.0031 192.5904 0002485 184.2936 149.0884  1.00271236 30166
    PAS 6B
    1 25585U 98075A   04098.12034587  .00000000  00000-0  10000-3 0  7560
    2 25585   0.0120 151.8847 0002457 217.6443 186.4195  1.00266509 19473
    
    2:39 UT
    
    A boeing HS702 series satellite.
    
    PAS 1R
    1 26608U 00072A   04098.03671955 -.00000272  00000-0  10000-3 0  5293
    2 26608   0.0130 102.3337 0001609 180.6156 240.9143  1.00270053 12475
    
    I like the boeing HS702 series, as they are easy to see.
    
    Kevin
    
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