Re: Interesting object in FOV

From: Derek C Breit (breit_ideas@poyntsource.com)
Date: Tue Jan 19 2010 - 06:42:39 UTC

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    Thanks.. I'll pass it along..
    
    Derek
    
    
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    From: <nixj.geo@yahoo.com>
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    Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 1:06 PM
    Subject: Interesting object in FOV
    
    
    > Derek,
    >
    >    Dr. Reddings' UNID looks like Ariane44LP debris.  Norad #27660.
    >
    > 1) An IDSAT generated report using:
    > 27660 89 062Q   8026 E 20100118034949000 27 15 0806334-033528 27 S+090 10
    > 99999 99 999A   8026 E 20100118034949000 27 15 0806334-033528 27 S+090 10
    >
    > Observation: 2010 01 18  03 49 49.000  08 06 33.4  -03 35 28  2000  Mv = 
    > +9.0 +/- 1.0
    >
    > Site 8026 co-ordinates:  26.68333 N  80.1 W  10 m
    >
    > NORAD 2-line elements source file: catalog.txt
    >
    > Maximum time difference = 120 s
    > Maximum angular separation = 10 deg
    >
    >
    > 2) Yields:
    >
    >                                tdiff   Sep     Mv    RCS  Range Trk  FE 
    > Vang  Age    Unc
    >     Name       Desig   NORAD     s     deg    pred   m^2   km   deg hour 
    > deg/s days    s
    > -------------- -------- ----- -------- -----  ------  ---- ----- --- ----  
    > ----- ---- -------
    > ARIANE 44LP DE 89062Q   27660     0.45  0.86  shadow  ???? 16216  85  1.8 
    > 0.01    3     0.3
    >
    >
    > ARIANE 44LP DEB
    > 1 27660U 89062Q   10015.15695141  .00000809  00000-0  76145-2 0  1382
    > 2 27660 007.2779 344.8368 7092182 359.0405 359.9933 02.37009323 92669
    >
    > A Skymap generated plot matches the video feed using a 3 day old elset.
    >
    >
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    > JIM |  Clear    9.8  35F     UTC:-6                     Jan 18 UTC
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