unknown object trailing AMS 1 (76-091A)

From: Ed Cannon (edcannonsat@yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 01:39:29 EDT

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    I was at the Ney Museum grounds and had a near-zenith culmination
    prediction for AMS 1 (DMSP F1, 09415, 76-091A).  Right behind it
    was a steady faint object, tracking it exactly for as far as I
    could follow it, as far as I could tell.  I had faced due north
    to catch AMS 1 as it approached the zenith, and after culmination
    I had to rotate 180 degrees.  I found AMS 1 again but could not 
    see the trailer anymore, perhaps due to some cloud interference.  
    I timed AMS 1 and the trailer near two stars and got 1.10 and 
    1.18 seconds separation.  In the south a faint, fast west-to-east 
    one crossed paths with AMS 1 at about 3:24:57, and Findsat 
    identifies it as 77-065BE, 10227 (Delta 1 Debris).
    
    Ney Musuem site: 30.307N, 97.727W, 150m.
    
    Those were the last three objects seen, as soon thereafter the 
    clouds ended the session, although I tried unsuccessfully tried
    to see USA 193, not a good pass - especially through some clouds, 
    before I went home.
    
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
    
    
    
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