ADEOS rocket bisects TiPS tether

From: Steve Newcomb (snewcomb@gcnetmail.net)
Date: Sun Mar 05 2006 - 00:20:24 EST

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    23937 96 029F  8539  G 20060305005945340   ADEOS rocket bisects tether
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    I was going to start tracking TiPS near alpha Ceti, but clouds moved in at
    the last moment. I then moved telescope to Polaris to wait for TiPS and got
    one point there. I tracked for 2 more minutes but could not reduce the other
    points I marked except for identifying ADEOS rocket.
    ObsReduce gave me the azimuth and elevation of TiPS at the time marked and
    then I used Idsat to identify 96046C as the satellite that was observed in
    telescope crossing thru TiPS' tether.
    An observational first for me and possibly a first by anyone.
    Lots of fun.
    
    Lat. 39.4707 Lon. -79.3388 Alt. 2753 ft. -5 UTC
    What these numbers mean: http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html
    
    
    
    
    
    
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