RE: CB Obs July 23/24, 2012, Part 1

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Tue Jul 24 2012 - 03:44:23 UTC

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    Cees Bassa wrote:
    
    > First part of the observations from July 23/24, 2012.
    > 
    > 99021 99 021U   4553 G 20120724014507284 17 25 0615772+552006 37 S
    > 99021 99 021U   4553 G 20120724014511124 17 25 0610572+554165 37 S
    > 99021 99 021U   4553 G 20120724014515748 17 25 0603969+560789 37 S
    > 99021 99 021U   4553 G 20120724014520644 17 25 0556309+563507 37 S
    > 99021 99 021U   4553 G 20120724014525723 17 25 0548005+570220 37 S
    > 99021 99 021U   4553 G 20120724014530844 17 25 0538893+572810 37 S
    > 99021 99 021U   4553 G 20120724014533883 17 25 0533351+574267 37 S
    > 
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Setup: Watec 902H2 video, 50mm F/1.8, NTP controlled PC clock
    > IOD format: http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html
    > COSPAR 4553: 53.3199N, 2.24377W, 86m (WGS84)
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------
    > 
    > Notes:
    > ------
    > This bright unknown was found scanning the plane of Helios 2A
    > (04049A/28492) using Ted's search TLE. It was about 40s early but
    > almost directly on track of Ted's predictions.
    
    Looks like a good match! Here are updated elements spanning the couple months between your observations:
    
    Helios 2A                                                676 X 680 km
    1 28492U 04049A   12206.05065978  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    06
    2 28492  98.1077 141.1945 0002885 132.5849 227.5597 14.63843856    04
    Arc 20120521.09-0724.07 WRMS resid 0.009 totl 0.003 xtrk
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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