8539 obs march 23 and 24

From: Steve Newcomb (snewcomb@gcnetmail.net)
Date: Wed Mar 24 2004 - 21:50:32 EST

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    26907 01 040C   8539 G 20040323005231960 17 25 1042262+181903 38
    26906 01 040B   8539 G 20040323012054230 17 25 1538617+654791 38
    28054 03 048A   8539 G 20040324004511390 17 25 2123087+704520 68
    28054 03 048A   8539 G 20040324004544640 17 25 2114311+663685 67
    11745 80 019G   8539 G 20040324005345640 17 25 1026644+171332 38
    11745 80 019G   8539 G 20040324005354180 17 25 1027958+154596 38
    11745 80 019G   8539 G 20040324005430930 17 25 1033369+100069 67
    26907 01 040C   8539 G 20040324015807310 17 25 0600092+445734 38
    26907 01 040C   8539 G 20040324020038060 17 25 1020429+852627 38
    26907 01 040C   8539 G 20040324020049270 17 25 1234900+854396 38
    18010 87 043F   8539 G 20040324020839430 17 25 1215487+535080 38
    18010 87 043F   8539 G 20040324020900790 17 25 1217062+482596 67
    17997 87 043A   8539 G 20040324023452270 17 25 0516529+460851 67
    17997 87 043A   8539 G 20040324023605410 17 25 0633834+380292 38
    17997 87 043A   8539 G 20040324023628040 17 25 0656264+343061 38
    17997 87 043A   8539 G 20040324023723890 17 25 0744681+242661 67
    17997 87 043A   8539 G 20040324023823910 17 25 0826731+123921 38
    
    On March 24 at 0:56:26 UTC while tracking #11745 there was a visual
    collision that was later identified as  Traac / #00205.  Tracc was at an
    altitude of 1004 km and range of 1719, while the Noss 3 G was at an altitude
    of 1573 km and range of 2558. Not exactly a collision.
    While tracking #25489 it passed 1/2 degree below a Messier object at 1.05.38
    UTC, it was id as M94 / NGC 4736.
    #18010 also took me to a M object to id at 2.09.05 UTC, it was M106 / NGC
    4258.
    
    The night before I saw an unknown that I could not id. On March 23 at
    02.20.35 UTC I was looking for USA 125 Rk2 one degree above Saturn with
    telescope with a 1.4 degree fov and 30x. When I first saw #23947 there was
    another object almost in the same position moving very slowly in the same
    direction. With #23947 only going .02 degree/second, I watched the other
    object in the same field of view move even more slowly. The unknown was seen
    to move less than 2/10 degree while USA 125 Rk2 was in same fov. I continued
    following # 23947 and at 02.23.24 UTC had a faster moving
    unknown overtake and pass it. I was able to id this as Pageos 1 / #02253.
    Times on this were not with a stop watch, but
    from glances at an accurate wrist watch, so + or - a couple of seconds. What
    was the extremely slow moving object?
    
     Lat. 39.4707 Lon. -79.3388 Alt. 2753 ft. -5 UTC
    
    TRAAC
    1 00205U 61031B   04073.54156247  .00000109  00000-0  10612-3 0  7009
    2 00205  32.4409 102.5780 0101946 287.0679  71.8809 13.62215235110177
    
    NOSS 3 (G)       0.3  0.9  0.9  8.0 d
    1 11745U 80019G   04077.15202576 0.00000200  00000-0  10643-3 0    04
    2 11745  63.4200 345.4238 0634000 336.3016  23.6984 13.41712747    08
    
    PAGEOS 1         2.8  0.0  0.0  6.1 d
    1 02253U 66056A   04077.29088829  .00000005  00000-0  10000-3 0  8166
    2 02253  84.8803 305.9492 0911520 104.8053 265.5381  8.15532990656319
    
    USA 125 Rk2      3.5  2.0  0.0  6.2 v
    1 23947U 96038C   04072.97452321 0.00000030  00000-0  66372-4 0    01
    2 23947  55.3996 320.3290 4903000 285.7720  74.2279  5.48291526    03
    
    
    
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