Re: Identify, please!

From: Ralph McConahy (rmcconahy@earthlink.net)
Date: Fri Mar 31 2000 - 20:07:35 PST

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    Jonathan T. Wojack wrote:
    
    >At 0023, I was looking for Lacrosse 3.  Instead, at 45 degrees altitude,
    >I saw a mag. +6 to +7 satellite going from WSW to N.  Can someone tell me
    >if this was Lacrosse 3, or something else?
    
    Looks like it was:
    Cosmos 2058      6.0  2.0  0.0  5.2 v   13
    1 20465U 90010A   00091.53559937  .00004458  00000-0  56520-3 0   110
    2 20465  82.4952 108.1900 0023219  21.6411 338.5804 14.81360385548557
    
    >I then made my first sighting of the OCS at 0035.  But then at the end of
    >the pass, I saw another satellite, unidentifable for me.  It was at 20 to
    >25 degrees altitude, 3 degrees lower and to the left of OCS (estimate
    >about a 40 degrees angle).  Same speed, magnitude +3 to +4 for both of
    >them.  Perhaps this unidentified satellite is part of the OCS payload?
    
    OCS made a pass about 45 minutes before 0035 for you (sky too light to see)
    and another pass about an hour after 0035. OCS should not have been visible
    at your location at 0035. The 0130 pass culminated at about 60 degrees
    elevation for you.
    
      Ralph McConahy
      34.8829N  117.0064W  670m
    
    
    
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