Observations of 990725

rjlcml (rjlcml@email.msn.com)
Sun, 25 Jul 1999 22:30:27 -0700

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Even with the full moon here bleaching the sky out, I was able to see =
and i.d. several satellites that were new to me:

Meteor 1-28      at 9:5301 pm (local)
Cosmos 1280  at 9:54:58 pm=20
USA 129           at 10:12:19 pm

The Sacramento valley area is not well suited for observing satellites, =
but I can usually count on seeing most of those I plan on. Also, a =
meteor every once in a while helps to keep interest up.

I am working on a procedure to effeciently determine which of the =
decayers may be visible to an observer on its final orbit(s). Once I =
have smoothed it out I will post the info for everyone who may be =
interested.

Good night everyone,

Bob.

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Even with the full moon here bleaching the sky out, I was able to = see and=20 i.d. several satellites that were new to me:
 
Meteor 1-28      at 9:5301 pm = (local)
Cosmos 1280  at 9:54:58 pm
USA 129           at = 10:12:19=20 pm
 
The Sacramento valley area is not well suited for observing = satellites, but=20 I can usually count on seeing most of those I plan on. Also, a meteor = every once=20 in a while helps to keep interest up.
 
I am working on a procedure to effeciently determine which of the = decayers=20 may be visible to an observer on its final orbit(s). Once I have = smoothed it out=20 I will post the info for everyone who may be interested.
 
Good night everyone,
 
Bob.
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