Cosmos 2347; TRMM/ETS-7 objects

Ed Cannon (
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 21:21:07 -0600

One-power obs. from Univ. of Texas at Austin, 30.286N, 97.739W, 150m:

Cosmos 2347 (#23705, 97-97A) was steady and bright (reached at least 
+1.5).  This was a favorable pass -- at culmination (UTC 00:29:23, 
18 Dec.) it was alt. 79, (Quicksat) phase angle 67, range about 424 km 
(265 miles).  

#25066/97-74D (TRMM/ETS-7 H-2 Rk or Deb?) -- one flash to 0, not far 
from Vega; only visible a few seconds before and after.  

#25065/97-74C (TRMM/ETS-7 target or H-2 Rk?) -- not a very good pass, 
but I could see that it still was tumbling slowly.

Ed Cannon
Austin, Texas, USA