Re: TiPS search

From: Edward S Light (
Date: Tue Jul 08 2003 - 08:00:01 EDT

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    On Tue, 8 Jul 2003, Tony Beresford wrote:
    > At 20:43 8/07/03, Edward S Light wrote:
    > >Despite very humid hazy light-polluted skies, I managed to see an object
    > >pass quite close to predictions using the TLE suggested by Mike McCants:
    ... stuff deleted ...
    > Ed,
    > I just did a FINDSAT search on your observation, using version 
    > of alldat.tle I got from source about36 hours ago.
    > I get a reasonably close match, -4 secs, 0.6 degree position error
    > for 93 70 B #22889 a cosmos rocket
    > Tony Beresford
    I agree with Tony. #22889 did indeed make a very similar pass at the
    observed time and its apparent magnitudes on the past passes I've
    seen were +5 to +6 which matches what I saw this morning.
    However, as I recall, the object I saw MAY have been descending at
    a shallower angle than the #22889 pass, but I'm afraid that I have to
    concur what I saw was not our mystery TiPS object :(
    Normally, I'd have checked more thoroughly before "crying wolf" but
    I just didn't have the time this morning.
    Thanks Tony.
    Ed Light
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