RE: 199672A observations Jan 8

Anthony Beresford (
Thu, 9 Jan 1997 03:53:48 +1030 (CST)

At 09:09 AM 1/8/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>12h 37min 51.6 secUTC RA 11h 55min dec -70deg 50
>>12h 41min 57.8sec UTC RA 5h 52.0 min Dec -20deg 45min
>>On January 8.
>>Made from Cospar site 8597 (34.97S, 138.6517E, 150m)
>Your 12:41 point is close in RA, but about
>6 deg too low in DEC. Could you have 
>latched onto the wrong object?
>Thank you for your report.
Time checks out, but since optical characteristics
are those as described which is atypical of
object, the answer is yes. If so the object must
be at similar height to 9672A as it entered shadow
a few seconds after the fix.
Tony Beresford