Obs 5919 2005-03-03 amended

From: Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Sat Mar 05 2005 - 15:41:51 EST

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    Thanks Mike for interpreting my rough report accurately!
    I have  now listened to my recordings, and corrected my notes
    and ObsReduce results. I just hope that I didn't chase red herrings
    (My elset file is old, and I haven't seen any response on my SpaceTrack
    registration)
    
    27699 03 009B   5919 E 20050301193141300 17 25 1845628+480468 48 S
    28059 03 049C   5919 E 20050301193141300 17 25 1858786+461732 48 S
    27699 03 009B   5919 E 20050301193224540 17 25 1923649+431909 38 S
    24680 96 072A   5919 E 20050303191133420 17 25 1736593+684291 28 S
    99000 99 000X   5919 E 20050303191209000 18 25 1858565+604004 69 S
    99000 99 000X   5919 E 20050303191214000 18 25 1839323+593168 69 S
    24680 96 072A   5919 E 20050303191238190 17 25 1935400+523333 38 S
    27698 03 009A   5919 E 20050303192240260 17 25 1749783+481734 38 S
    27698 03 009A   5919 E 20050303192331520 17 25 1855182+435254 97 S
    27700 03 009C   5919 E 20050303200452410 17 25 0039939+425895 19 S
    27700 03 009C   5919 E 20050303200513040 17 25 0006610+415386 28 S
    27700 03 009C   5919 E 20050303200542420 17 25 2325711+404063 28 S
    27700 03 009C   5919 E 20050303200609090 17 25 2258330+391134 38 S
    27700 03 009C   5919 E 20050303200632170 17 25 2239582+373844 77 S
    27699 03 009B   5919 E 20050303201923950 17 25 2149257+490785 28 S
    27699 03 009B   5919 E 20050303201923950 17 25 2152971+485591 58 S
    27699 03 009B   5919 E 20050303202003850 17 25 2145366+430564 38 S
    27699 03 009B   5919 E 20050303202019630 17 25 2143108+410930 55 S
    
    What these numbers mean: http://www.algonet.se/~b_gimle/IODprograms.htm
    
    If I did observe IGS 1B, it apparantly needs a correction of -.25 in RAAN
    on Mike's elset to fit my corrected IOD format observations:
    IGS 1B 05062.8474
    1 27699U 03009B    5062.84740000  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    15
    2 27699  97.3600 137.0130 0002222 124.6391 307.9519 15.25984790    14
    ?
    Description of 2-line elements: http://www.satobs.org/element.html
    
    At about 19:12:09 an object moved in DIR=110 appr. 2 gr above USA 129, mag
    +6?
    I should/could have seen Lacrosse 4 round 19:12:15, but its DIR was around
    94 degrees.
    More similar was 69082EP, but it should have passed 19:10:00+-20s and be
    very faint.
    
    Two northbound UNIDs and one in DIR=120 found near the spot where I was to
    look for IGS 1B:
    20:10:19 SPOT (sic!) 5 ? - matches the recorded notes
    20:14:17 ADEOS 2 ? (matches) Meteor 1-29 (doesn't)
    20:17:06 (late keypress?) Cosmos 1437 rk ?
    
    As expected, clouds have started to roll in, and the night temperatures are
    now above -5 at night (temporarily). However, yesterday it was almost clear
    at 21:41 UTC when Rosetta was predicted to pass very close to xi Gem.
    I was using my 200 mm at 40x, watching -3 to +4 min,and saw nothing 8-(>
    
    A friend of mine, 40 km to the SW, also failed with 15*60 binoculars
    (too much snow to roll out his 15" Dobson)
    
    /Björn
    
    -- COSPAR 5919, MALMA,    59.2576 N, 18.6172 E, 23 m         --
    -- COSPAR 5918, HAMMARBY, 59.2985 N, 18.1045 E, 44 m         --
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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