Re: Obs 26 Aug 2000

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Sat Aug 26 2000 - 01:05:51 PDT

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    Wayne Hughes (hughes@dogwood.botany.uga.edu) wrote:
    
    > UNKNOWN possibly 990907/90907 if so then essentially on path 
    > predicted by 16 day-old elset but 2 minutes late  (I was after 
    > all looking for it).  Compare to observation of same(?) satellite 
    > 24 Aug 2000 which was 3.5 minutes early. 
    
    I believe that those time differences between two nights, based on 
    the same elset, could not be the same object ... I think.
    
    > I'm using the 90907 "norad" id just to link it to 990907, but 
    > making up my own "international designation":
     
    Using the convention that for object 90007 yielded the designation 
    00-653A (unknown "A" discovered on the 153rd day of 2000), 90907 
    would be 99-752A (unknown "A" discovered on the 252nd day of 1999 -- 
    Sept. 9  [unless there was another unknown discovered that day]).  
    
    Similarly, object 90006, discovered on April 5, 2000, would be 
    00-595A.
    
    However, I'm not sure a consensus was reached on using that system
    of designation numbering, ... and there's still the matter of 
    determining and settling on pseudo-catalog numbers....
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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