Cosmos 1077 seen

From: Edward S Light (edlight@juno.com)
Date: Sat Jun 24 2000 - 18:40:53 PDT

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    Despite a hazy not-yet-really-dark-enough sky, we saw the decaying
    Cosmos 1077 (79-012A = 11268) on a rapid pass ...
    about 2 degrees above alpha Oph at 21:16.4 EDT (06/25 01:16.4 UTZ) when
    it
    appeared at approximate magnitude 2.2 (i.e. a little fainter than alpha
    Oph)
    and at about 21:16.7 EDT (01:16.7 UTC on 06/25) as it passed some 3
    degrees
    below Vega at which point it was much dimmer - although it flashed
    briefly
    almots to magnitd zero just after it passed Vega.
    
    Within a few seconds of time, it appeared to follow the elements
    (calculated
    with Alan Pickup's SatEvo program):
    
    Cosmos 1077
    1 11268U 79012A   00177.04624834  .03605728  79265-2  85746-3 0 96332
    2 11268  81.1608 213.2830 0008846 234.9263 124.9907 16.29538821176267
    
    Clear and dark skies!
    
    Ed and Darlene Light
    Lakewood, New Jersey, USA
    40.1075N, 074.2312W, +24m (80 feet)
    
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