RE: UnId Jul 27, 1999

Ted Molczan (molczan@home.com)
Tue, 27 Jul 1999 19:15:49 -0400

James Nix wrote::

> 	Thanks to Jari on Identifying Globalstar 45 rk as the UnId.
> Its a much closer fit, however I timed the maxes at a little after
> 26 minutes and it was predicted to be in shadow at 25'45"???

My ephemeris generator estimates the following entry times for the penumbra
(EP) and umbra (EU) on the pass you observed on 27 Jul 99 UTC:

  TIME      %I   Mv     AZ  EL    R.A.    DEC   FE   VANG  RANGE   ALT
--------    --  ----   ---  --   -----  ------  --   ----  -----  -----
02:26:19 EP 95   3.2   145  32   18:41  -15:10   1   0.42    643    366
02:26:28 EU 96   3.4   144  29   18:52  -17:21   1   0.36    696    368

Sky positions are based on your co-ordinates.

I used the elset closest to the time of your obs:

1 25680U 99019E   99208.14291939 +.00264686 +25955-4 +87727-3 0 01308
2 25680 051.9340 102.2788 0338730 070.5382 293.1875 15.36338811015642

Ted Molczan