Re: 96-054 B, 2nd Obs

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Sun, 16 Mar 1997 12:52:41 +0100

Ron Lee wrote:

>At 05:35:44.4 UT (+/- 0.2 sec) on 16 Mar 96.
>
>RA 06:49:09 (H:M:S) (+/- 3 S)
>DEC -15:23.7 (D:M.M) (+/- 0.2 M)
>
Congratulations on your good work ! You have also shown that most of
the US and southern Europe can see it today, and southern US might be
able to follow it to the orbit before decay, if it survives midnight
Sun-Mon UT.

This modified OIG elset fits both your observations within a second,
which is not very surprising since the epoch is between your times.
The ndot is not much more than a guess - I hope I, Mike or Alan will
improve it during the day.

OIG modified
1 24316U 96054B   97075.22151452 1.29999999 -24605-4  47693-2 0   895
2 24316  25.2920  85.7328 1985484 273.3537  64.6432 11.93874537  9057



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