Re: AMC-14

From: Tony Beresford (dberesford@adam.com.au)
Date: Thu Apr 17 2008 - 12:32:30 UTC

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    At 12:58 PM 17/04/2008, Tony Beresford wrote:
    >I have a binocular visible pass of this expensive piece of
    >junk at around 0935UT today. For me its an s-n evening pass
    >at ranges around 1900 km.
    A mag 6 object with a tumble period of around 60 seconds was observed
    moving in the correct direction and within a few seconds of the predicted time.
    The fading behaviour prevented me taking more than one fix as it 
    faded below binocular visibility
    just before a close appulse outside a nice pair of stars. Moonlight 
    contributed to
    the problem and i couldnt recover the object before it brightened again.
    
    My positional observation in IOD format ( 
    explained  http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html)
    
    32708 08 011A   8597 F 20080417095058900 27 25 0722670-314600 48 I+060 05
    
    Tony Beresford
    Cospar 8597 , -34.9638, 138.6333E 100m asl
    
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