approx time rocket passed by a different star

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Tue Dec 11 2007 - 15:15:26 UTC

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    Using the fact, that a SL-8 R/B ( 13752 ) passed by the rocket, I can determine an approx time the
    rocket passed near a star.
    The star was
    TW Peg
    RA (J2000.0): 22 03 59.50
    declination +28 20 54.3
    The rocket passed near it, within 10 seconds I would estimate of 23:57 UTC ( Dec 10 ). 
    It passed with 1/2 degree of that star, passing to the right of it.
    So the predicted path using Ted's orbit, was approx 5 degrees west of where, the rocket was
    observed to pass. 
    I observed the fuel dump, by simply pointing my video camera on the top of my telescope, at where
    I could see the cloud like object:) 
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