NOSS 2-3 r & Others

finn@main.jetnet.ab.ca
Sat, 23 Jan 1999 19:15:42 -0700 (MST)

NOSS 2-3 r #23907 was about 35 seconds early going with this elset:

NOSS 2-3 r       9.8  3.0  0.0  4.8 v
1 23907U 96029B   99021.78618046  .00154000  00000-0  54840-3 0    05
2 23907  63.4296 353.7519 0022999  72.9308 287.0692 15.88019438    07

It was moving at a steady pace and quite bright, the predicted magnitude was
2.8 but my guess would put it at 1.8 - 2.

Before NOSS 2-3 r i looked for others and as i was watching Cosmos 1844 r
#17974 i noticed another object about 5 degrees below and 5 degrees ahead of
it travelling in the same general direction. I checked my predictions but
Cosmos 1844 r was the only at that time and in that part of sky. Once i
finished my observing i was able to ID the unknown as Cosmos 1933 #18958. I
also had a nice -4 flare (more like -5) from Iridium 32 just east of the moon. 

Jari
54.25N
110.11W
556m