LAST OBSERVATIONS OF NOSS 2 F ?

Jay Respler (jrespler@injersey.com)
Thu, 20 Jun 1996 23:45:24 -0400 (EDT)

The last elements for NOSS 2 A and F are from mid 1990.  I presume that is
when they were last recorded.  I just found notes that I had looked for them
in 1991.  I didn't see A, either because it was fainter than mag 8, or the
time was way off.   Apparently though, I did spot F on 2 occasions.  Another
time, it was too faint.  I don't know if this is still of any use, but here
are the observations:

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NOSS 2 A         2.0  0.0  0.0  6.9
1 10502U 77112  A 90134.16166665  .00000192  00000-0  28709-3 0    04
2 10502  63.4101  41.7366 0261407 357.2363   2.6223 13.40263398    05
NOSS 2 (F)       0.3  0.9  2.4  8.1
1 10594U 77112  F 90134.15243303  .00000206  00000-0  28018-3 0    08
2 10594  63.4393  44.1660 0318209 358.0530   1.8258 13.40162824    02
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I used MrOrbit then.  These are the predictions:

FEB 16 1991
Time(UTC-5) AZ  EL   RA   Dec.  mag
18 53 57   121  55  6:47  17.9  8.0
18 57 00        59            7-7 1/2   <--- Observed

MAR 20 1991
19 30 25    44  44  11:59 57.9  9.0 <-- Prediction
19 34 20                        8   <-- Observed


Here's Quicksat for then:
  40.283  74.233  129.    JAY RESPLER           1950 11.0  3 F T T T T
 
***  1991 FEB  16  Sat evening  *** Times are PM EsT ***  1822  6 0
 
 H  M  S Tim Azi ElC Dir  Mag Dys F  Hgt Shd  Rng  R A  Dec RCS  Name
 
 6 54 2713.2 126 53  278 20.6 279 1  588 329  709  640 14.2      NOSS 2 (F)
 6 54 3813.2 121 54C 272 20.6 279 1  589 322  708  650 16.7
 6 54 4613.2 115 54  268 20.6 279 1  590 314  709  7 0 19.2

***  1991 MAR  16  Sat evening  *** Times are PM EsT ***  1851  519
 
 H  M  S Tim Azi ElC Dir  Mag Dys F  Hgt Shd  Rng  R A  Dec RCS  Name
 8 36 5616.2  35 48   79 21.6 307 4  786 162  997 1220 63.9      NOSS 2 (F)    
 8 37 2216.2  45 49C  88 21.5 307 4  789  97  992 1215 57.2  This pass not
seen
 
***  1991 Mar  20  Wed evening  *** Times are PM EsT ***  1856  512
 
 H  M  S Tim Azi ElC Dir  Mag Dys F  Hgt Shd  Rng  R A  Dec RCS  Name
 
 7 30 5016.6  35 43   82 21.8 311 3  783 542 1060 1216 64.1      NOSS 2 (F)    
 7 31  416.6  39 43   84 21.7 311 4  784 526 1056 12 9 61.0
 7 31 1716.6  43 43C  88 21.7 311 4  786 509 1055 12 4 58.0
 7 31 2716.6  48 43   90 21.6 311 4  787 492 1057 1159 54.8
 

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