Jawsat/Opal? Obs

From: Mir16609@aol.com
Date: Thu Jan 27 2000 - 15:47:21 PST

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    Of the objects launched from Vandenberg last evening (PST) I was only able to 
    observe one object.  It was about a +4.5/5.0 mag as it passed L->R about 2 
    deg below kappa Gemini (78az, 21el) at 23:11:51 UTC.  Using the elsets below, 
    OPAL is the best match but JAWSAT trails by only 2 secs.   There is another 
    pass in the west this evening.  Actually for the next few days there are 
    reasonably good passes for the eastern USA.
    
    There was a nice 65 deg elevation pass for the Mir at 23:28 UTC.  It was 
    about a -2 mag, as bright as Juptier. 
    
    MINOTAUR R/B                                     801 x 750
    1 26066U 00004F   00027.79972919 -.00012980  00000-0  00000+0 0    54
    2 26066 100.2357 224.4977 0035366 188.1527 171.9652 14.34847349   109
    JAWSAT                                           803 x 754
    1 26065U 00004E   00027.66058096 -.00000059  00000-0  00000+0 0    54
    2 26065 100.2230 224.3258 0034507 216.8183 143.1197 14.33965411    73
    FALCONSAT                                        805 x 749
    1 26064U 00004D   00027.80003300  .00322020  00000-0  11345+0 0    77
    2 26064 100.2402 224.5044 0038880 184.3738 175.7677 14.34421577   111
    OCS                                              806 x 750
    1 26063U 00004C   00027.45125247  .00000223  00000-0  10000-3 0    37
    2 26063 100.2324 224.0988 0039498 181.4516 178.8082 14.33994366    49
    OPAL                                             803 x 753
    1 26062U 00004B   00027.80015090  .00087898  00000-0  31322-1 0    63
    2 26062 100.2389 224.5001 0035060 182.4661 177.6921 14.33931855   136
    ASUSAT-1                                         811 x 744
    1 26061U 00004A   00027.80011977  .00415087  00000-0  14623+0 0    93
    2 26061 100.2376 224.5097 0047238 175.3953 184.8240 14.34222799   103
    
    Cheers
    Don Gardner  39.1796 N, 76.8419 W, 34m ASL
    Homepage: http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
    
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