obs 97-08-07 usa 129 3 minutes early? Rosat, meteor, mir & no

Chris K. (ckalmar@worldnet.att.net)
Wed, 06 Aug 1997 22:26:34 -0600

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<excerpt>USA 129         15.0  3.0  0.0  5.1 v

1 24680U 96072  A 97209.91202734 0.00010400  00000-0  10577-3 0    00

2 24680  97.8480 270.6152 0538000 171.1630 188.8368 14.75774875    03

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C.K. N42'02.154' W091'40.283'    Viewing excellent very low haze level.
Dry air.


86-  17 A 97-08-07 03:13:00.0  ck  			    mag 3 Mir no other obj near 
it

90-  49 A 97-08-07 03:06:00.0  ck                        mag 7 Rosat weak
in 7x35 (accid.)

96-  72 A 97-08-07 03:20:00.0  ck                        mag4 4 minutes
early (flew) ??other obj incl 98'.

Either this flew or I spotted the wrong one it should have crossed 42N at
03:24:00

Was not by the stars I chose for reference. West of track 60 arcsec. 

Nothing else comes up in TLE-NEW.


Meteor from west of sun at 80,000 mph N el 45 to south el 30 leaving
light trail for

a few seconds. Last year same group appeared. 03:04:00.0.



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