USA 193 Observed

From: Kevin Mangis (
Date: Mon Feb 18 2008 - 23:51:45 UTC

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    Just saw USA 193 zip across the sky and right through Orion's belt.  It
    was close to where Heavens-Above said it would be, roughly 11 seconds
    or so late.  Hopefully my rough positional observation is helpful.  I
    am pretty sure the time is accurate to within 2 seconds -- I had to
    look down at my watch, which is synchronized daily with the atomic
    clock.  After the observation I checked to make sure the
    synchronization was correct.
    Location: 38.8729N, 77.3071W
    Time of observation (EST):  18 Feb 2008, 18:21:56 (+/- 2 seconds)
    Time of observation (UTC):  18 Feb 2008, 23:21:56 (+/- 2 seconds)
    Position:  2/3 of the way between Epsilon Orionis (Alnilam) and Delta
    Orionis (Mintaka) -- closest to Mintaka.
    - Kevin
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