Re: NOSS constilation at Stellafane

Wed, 14 Aug 1996 02:56:53 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 13 Aug 1996, David Bishop wrote:
> I found my self at Stellafane over the last weekend, without my satellite
> elements due to a hard drive crash on my machine at home.
> A NOSS constillation, 3 satellites flying in formation, popped into
> view.  As an avid See-sater I knew exactly what it was, but due to
> my hard drive being down, I didn't know which one.  Would somebody please
> run a pass for me?
> The pass was at 10:45 pm EDT (roughly, I was awfully busy at the time)
> going from about AZ 330 to about AZ 160, max el was aboput 70 degrees west.
> It passed into shadow at about 40 degrees south.

Someone saw a group of 3 sats last Sat. night and asked me what they were.
She said they were about mag 2-3,  somewhere around 11pm EDT,  in the zenith 
going from  Cygnus to Scutum.

I checked for her and found NOSS 2-2 went directly overhead at 10:46 pm.
You obviously saw the same pass.  Seems like they were quite bright.

Jay Respler
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