Re: unid - new orbits

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Sat Jul 30 2005 - 02:36:57 EDT

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    It appears that I did see this unknown again.  
    
    The two closest of Björn's element sets, in that they gave 
    the closest predictions to what I saw, appear to be these:
    
    Ed050716 37 RMS=0.23 orbits MM=2.65121599
    1 31697U 05697A   05197.07504393  .00000083  00000-0  93947-3 0    05
    2 31697  27.5663 191.4049 6832232 137.0266 254.1707  2.65121599    02
    Ed050716 38 RMS=0.23 orbits MM=2.72286372
    1 31697U 05697A   05197.07504393  .00000089  00000-0  93947-3 0    01
    2 31697  27.5451 191.0341 6776665 137.5396 251.2686  2.72286372    07
    
    Those are from http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Jul-2005/0197.html
    
    Based on the predictions that I got from those, and its 
    observed magnitude of about +5.5 in Sagitta and Delphinus, 
    its Quicksat intrinsic magnitude is about +3.0.  I was 
    pretty sure that I saw it do two or three little flashes. 
    
    The sky only cleared enough to even go outside to try about 
    10 to 15 minutes before the observation.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
    
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