Re: cosmos 623 near cosmos 1057 for north america

From: Bram Dorreman (bram.dorreman@skynet.be)
Date: Fri Jan 02 2004 - 17:28:38 EST

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    In my experience these small Kosmos payloads are faint, mostly invisible in
    7 x 50's
    but sometimes flashing to mag. 7 or 6.
    Thus I expect one is very lucky when he or she sees two objects
    simultaneously.
    But you never know.
    
    Bram Dorreman,
    COSPAR 4160 (Achel 1):
    51 16' 45.5" N (51.2793 N),
    5 28' 36.6" E (5.4768 E)
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Kevin Fetter <kfetter@yahoo.com>
    To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Date: vrijdag 2 januari 2004 10:30
    Subject: cosmos 623 near cosmos 1057 for north america
    
    
    >While fooling around, I noticed there's a chance to catch two cosmos
    satellite somewhat near each
    >other:) I like to try and see satellites close together. I have seen noss a
    few times
    >
    >COSMOS 623
    >1 06991U 73104G   04002.16708760  .00000000  00000-0  10000-3 0  2213
    >2 06991  74.0270 238.1153 0062635 327.8546  31.8696 12.56849493378302
    >COSMOS 1057
    >1 11134U 78109G   03365.20906306 -.00000003  00000-0  89420-4 0  8459
    >2 11134  74.0146 239.9126 0021499   6.7586 353.3745 12.42037076136803
    >
    >When they reach a height of 42 degree above the horizon at around 0:46 UT
     Jan 11 ), they are
    >predicted to be seperated by approx 1.1 degrees.
    >
    >So take a look at a pass of them between 0 to 1 UT on Jan 11, and see what
    it will appear to you.
    >
    >These won't be seen naked eye as far as I can tell, so get out the
    binoculars/scope. Not how sure
    >they bright they appear. Will have to check the ppas database for any
    observations on them.
    >Won't be as nice as seeing two naked eye satellites together like last aug,
    when envisat and it's
    >rocket were seperated by 10 degrees as seen from my location.
    >
    >Just thought I let you know.
    >
    >Kevin
    >
    >=====
    >COSPAR Site #1775  Long 75.6910 W, Lat 44.6062 N, altitude 100 metres
    >
    >
    >
    >
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