Re: Vanguard 1, the sequel

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Wed, 27 Aug 1997 19:18:01

Patrick,  I just ran Alldat.tle & Skymap and the only thing close
is #17800.  Its time is not close enough and the direction of travel
rule it out...hence. if what you saw:

Was on time like Vanguard 1,

Was on position like Vanguard 1,

and

Moved the right Dircetion as Vanguard 1,  then

it WAS Vanguard 1.    YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Ron Lee

PS.  That is almost exactly the same area I will be looking at to
see it tomorrow.   Do you know about how bright it was and your
limiting magnitude?



>TLEs used:
>Vanguard 1       0.2  0.0  0.0 10.3 v
>1 00005U 58002B   97232.48923304  .00000292  00000-0  37658-3 0  2118
>2 00005  34.2625 303.6767 1861128 344.7082  10.3879 10.81852085300757
>
>Observing location:
>112d 17' 41" W
> 40d 38' 30" N
>       1,311 m
>
>Time of observation: 10:24:15 (+/-) UT
>
>Date of observation: 27 AUG 97 UT
>
>Location monitored:  00h 15.0'
>                    +11d 11.6'
>
>I hope this helps.
>
>Clear skies!
>
>Patrick  :-)
>
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>Patrick Wiggins, Hansen Planetarium, SLC, UT, USA
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