Re: Flaring satellite identification (Possible Cosmos 1733 flare)

From: Makoto Kamada (m_kamada@nifty.com)
Date: Thu Jun 02 2011 - 02:40:42 UTC

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    On 2011/06/02 11:02, Ted Molczan wrote:
    > Francisco Ocaña wrote:
    >
    >> I am trying to identify some brigth flares (-1) recorded while aiming a
    >> wide field camera (60ºx40º) to 120ºESE, h=40º from Madrid ( 3.6833º W,
    >> 40.4ºN), the 24th of April 2011 at 02:50TU (local time 04:50 GMT+2)
    >>
    >> My best guess (thanks to Calsky) is Cosmos 1733 (16611). The track is in
    >> good agreement with the positions of the flares imaged. However Calsky
    >> states that the satellite is invisible because it is eclipsed.
    >>
    >> It had entered the theoretical shadow less than 2-3 minutes earlier. Is
    >> the identification ok?
    >
    > IRS-P3 (96017A / 23827) was on a similar track, and entered eclipse about 02:51:40 UTC, near AZ 149, EL 31. How well
    > does its predicted track match the image?
    
    Screen shot of the Satellite Tracker 3D:
    http://mada.la.coocan.jp/sat/screenshot/20110424a.png
    
    Makoto Kamada
    
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