Re: NOSS 7, Cosmos 1371

Eberst (
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 00:48:27 -0700 (PDT)

At 07:16 99/06/15 -0700, Jim V. wrote:
>Beautiful night last night, so I decided to do some satellite watching (for 
>the fun of it, as opposed to rigorous "observing").
>I don't closely follow military sats, so I'm sorry if I am asking about old 
>news.  What's up with NOSS 7 (16623 "D", 16624 "E", 16631 "H")?  I picked 
>up a single satellite of the right brightness (about mag 7) moving in the 
>right direction.  I scanned around it with my 10x50 binoculars but didn't 
>see the other two members of the triplet.  Anyone know which I saw -- D, E 
>or H?  Used the latest Molczan/McCants tle file.
The above message gives NO time of sighting, and NO position in the sky.
How anyone can assert that it was the 'D' piece that was observed, I 
cannot understand.

It's like reporting that I saw a star in the sky last night and asking
if anyone can identify which star it was.

best wishes 
Russell  Eberst  @   North: 55 degrees, 56 minutes, 55 seconds:
West:  3 degrees, 8 minutes, 18 seconds: 
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