Decay Watch: GPS #43 Rkt (#24877)

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Thu, 01 Jan 1998 19:01:26 -0700

Observed with 8" telescope at elevation 5.5 degrees just
prior to shadow entry.   Using Alan's posted elsets, it was
on-track and about 7.9 seconds late.

Position at 01:40:11.9 UT on 2 Dec 98 (J2000) as follows:

RA   19:52.5  (hh:mm.m)
DEC  + 0.765  (d.ddd)

Magnitude was about 6 (+ or -).

I was skeptical that I would see it but that I did was a testament
to the clear skies here (when there are no clouds!)

Ron Lee
104.5614 W, 38.9478 N, 2073 m, UT-7