Jan. 5 obs.

Daniel Deak (dan.deak@sympatico.ca)
Tue, 05 Jan 1999 22:49:43 -0500

Hello everyone,

Here are my observations for the evening of Jan. 5 1999 :
(by a freezing -20°C)

Intl ID  USSC   Name           UTC time  Timing      Mag  Elset epoch

91063 B  21701  UARS           22:08:22  Early 1 s    2.5  98365.237
70085 A  04583  Meteor 1-6     22:24:58  Early 2.5 s 6->1  99005.558
82039 B  13154  Cosmos 1356 r  22:37:25  On time      4    98365.047
80003 B  11668  Cosmos 1150 r  22:48     No timing  6->inv 98365.046
98026 B  25320  Iridium 71 tum 22:58     No timing   6->3  98365.071
76043 B  08846  Meteor 1-25 r  23:15:26  Early 2 s    5    98365.131
65106 A  01843  Cosmos 100     23:28:34  Late 4.5 s   3    98365.118
94077 A  23404  Cosmos 2297    23:39     No timing    6.5  98365.237

See my previous posting for details on Meteor 1-6.

Iridium 71 was not spectacular, only one flare to mag 3 otherwise was
fluctuating around mag 6 for a minute and a half and then it faded to
become invisible to my 7x35 binoculars.

Cosmos 1150 r was seen while looking for Cosmos 2228.

Cosmos 2297 was believed to be Lacrosse 3 but realized it was 2 minutes
too early. I then found it rather was C 2297.

NEGATIVE OBS (objects presumably too faint) :
Intl ID  USSC   Name           UTC time  Timing     Elset epoch

77002 A  09661  Meteor 2-2     22:14     -1/+2 min   98365.065
84019 B  14760  Cosmos 1538 r  18:16   -0.5/+1.5 min 98365.149

All timings exact within 1 sec.
Positions taken with star background by SatSpy using molczan.tle

--
Daniel Deak
St-Bonaventure, Québec  <dan.deak@sympatico.ca>
45.9483°N, 72.6539°W, 58 m., UTC-5:00