Optical Calibration Sphere?

From: Jeff Hunt (jeff_satobserve@worldnet.att.net)
Date: Thu Jan 27 2000 - 18:02:11 PST

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    Hello All,
    
    I believe I was able to observe the JawSat payload this evening low in the
    east. I would like to think it was the Optical Calibration Sphere (OCS)
    26063/00004C but I only saw one object. Shortly after starting my search at
    23:09 UTC my timing radio reference on WWV stopped working so I was not able
    to match times to star references. I was using 7x50's and I was not able to
    see it naked eye although it was 80-90% illuminated. Perhaps it was mag +6
    as the sky
    was not totally dark. The slow moving, steady illuminated object did pass
    just below kappa Orion as
    predicted.
    Finally dug out from the recent 18" snow northeaster here in Md!
    
    Jeff Hunt
    38.51N/76.76W
    http://www2.satellite.eu.org/ocse.html
    
    
    
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