observed Cosmos 1802

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Apr 18 2004 - 01:16:59 EDT

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    Since it cleared up, I started to observe some cosmos satellites.
    
    I so far saw one, in the 10*50 bincoculars. I then viewed it on video, as I captured the pass on
    tape instead of using my computer.
    
    It was Cosmos 1802
    
    COSMOS 1802
    1 17159U 86093A   04108.37392861  .00000054  00000-0  42321-4 0  2483
    2 17159  82.9301  45.7441 0041379 293.6552  66.0261 13.72453357871242
    
    The oig gives
    
    IntID/Name   CatNo Source period   Incl Apogee Perigee      RCS
    ------------ ----- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------- --------
    
    1986-093A    17159 CIS     104.9   82.9   1021     960   3.0216
    COSMOS 1802               Launched (1986/11/24) 
    
    I would say it, was as bright as least mag 8.
    
    I went for this one, as I saw no data on it, in the ppas database. 
    Here's a basic ppas report.
    
    86- 93 A 04-04-18 04:51      KF                       S  mag 8
     
    Kevin
    
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