Re: cosmos 2427 launched - and observed

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Sat Jun 09 2007 - 06:40:04 EDT

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    Both of these objects seen 1x on an overhead pass in a clear but moonlit sky
    with just a slight haze, the rocket pass commencing 1829 on 8 June UTC  and
    the satellite 1830Z- unfortunately was not in a position to do exact
    timings.
    
    Around mag 1 at culmination, brighter than predicted by Calsky.
    
    Rocket is on the way to decay around Thursday, a nice fast mover.
    
    Apologies for delay in reporting and its sketchiness,  been busy.
    
    We have early morning passes of these again tomorrow our time (although not
    as  high an elevation as the reported ones) and skies look good at this
    stage.
    
    Robert
    Wainuiomata
    New Zealand
    174.948E
    41.261S
    UTC plus 12
    
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Mgr. CSc. Antonín Vítek" <AVitek@seznam.cz>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 4:28 AM
    Subject: Re: cosmos 2427 launched
    
    
    
    According to Pavel Podvig's site Cosmos 2427 is a Kobalt-M photorecon
    satellite with lifetime about 60 days.
    
    
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