first satellite of the night

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 21:11:42 EDT

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    It not even really dark, and It seems I bagged my first sat:)
    
    I just aimed my camera at an area of jupiter, waiting for the sky to get dark, and the clouds to
    go away.
    
    Then I notice a moving point of light passing through the feild of view, I tracked it to by
    jupiter. 
    
    I did a check, I have the following as a match.
    
    EOLE 1 (CAS-A)
    1 05435U 71071A   04114.13111760  .00000219  00000-0  95091-4 0   253
    2 05435  50.1456 109.7982 0116687  29.9481 330.8056 14.51410274719335
    
    IntID/Name   CatNo Source period   Incl Apogee Perigee      RCS
    ------------ ----- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------- --------
    
    1971-071A    05435 FR       99.2   50.2    804     638   1.5750
    EOLE 1 (CAS-A)            Launched (1971/08/16) 
    
    It was bright, somewhere I would estimate in the mag 7 to 8 range. It was steady, no flashing
    noticed.
    
    I don't seem to see any info in the ppas database.
    
    I have to observe it on the next pass in less then 2 hours. Then I hope to get better
    observational data on it.
    
    Some info on it
    
    http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/database/MasterCatalog?sc=1971-071A
    
    http://www.skyrocket.de/space/index_frame.htm?http://www.skyrocket.de/space/doc_sdat/eole.htm
    
    Kevin 
    
    
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