Cosmos 2321 R: Should I have seen it?

Ron Lee (
Thu, 13 Mar 1997 14:54:54 -0700 (MST)

>>97072.11 would be 2:38UT.  Watch out Houston!
>>My numerical integration comes up with a slightly later time.

I was observing about 2.5 minutes either side of its predicted
low elevation (18 deg) pass at 02:39 UT, 13 Mar.    I did use
binoculars and scanned a little cross track.  I saw nothing.

Could this be because it decayed earlier or the time delta or cross
track error were higher than I allowed for?

I am in Colorado and the pass was to the east of me (towards Houston?)

Ron Lee