Observations Feb. 20-24.

Robert Sheaffer (sheaffer@netcom.com)
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 20:09:25 -0800

   Observations Thursday Evening Feb. 20 (Feb. 21 UT 1997)

# 23596 Cosmos 2313 Culmination 03:09:17 UT (apparently 30 secs late on
current elset) Mag est 2.7.

Unexpected satellite, Mag 6, seen in appulse with Epsilon Hydrae
at 03:18:57. Matches exactly with #19468, Feng Yun 1-1 rocket.

#21610 ERS-1 rocket, culmination near zenith 03:22:18 (OK). Mag 3.7
calculated from elset, observed approx 4.5.

#11683, Cosmos 1154 rocket, culmination approx 03:28, Mag 3.5.


    Observations Monday Evening Feb. 24 (Feb. 25 UT 1997)

#12464 near-zenith culmination of Cosmos 1271. 03:00:09 UT.
       Mag was briefly 2.5 while approaching, then 4 - 5 afterward.

#22285 Cosmos 2227 rocket. Cul. approx 03:03, mag =4.

#10521 Cosmos 968 rocket, Cul. 03:12:39. Mag =4 (predicted 4.8
       from magnitude in elset).

#15495 Cosmos 1626 rocket, Cul 03:21:43.

#17590  Cosmos 1833 rocket Cul 03:27:22. Close appulse w/Beta Tauri
        03:27:32. (Running approx 10-15s fast) Mag =3 (predicted 3.4).

#20465  Cosmos 2058, Cul approx 03:31.
        Magnitude only 4.5/5 (predicted 3.9).





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