8539 obs March 21

From: Steve Newcomb (snewcomb88@comcast.net)
Date: Sat Mar 21 2009 - 05:16:02 UTC

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    11745 80 019G   8539 G 20090321010354990 17 25 0603772+083713 38
    11745 80 019G   8539 G 20090321010432260 17 25 0621139+031573 38
    11745 80 019G   8539 G 20090321010450640 17 25 0629110+004252 38
    11745 80 019G   8539 G 20090321010513760 17 25 0638554-022354 38
    11745 80 019G   8539 G 20090321010557140 17 25 0654923-075182 38
    11745 80 019G   8539 G 20090321010732780 17 25 0725573-181180 38
    25489 98 055A   8539 G 20090321012200340 17 25 1324969+543297 38
    25489 98 055A   8539 G 20090321012209260 17 25 1340972+560595 38
    28538 05 004B   8539 G 20090321012638410 17 25 0053899+603670 38
    28538 05 004B   8539 G 20090321012640870 17 25 0055809+604914 38
    28538 05 004B   8539 G 20090321012716390 17 25 0131785+633883 38
    28538 05 004B   8539 G 20090321012827490 17 25 0331963+672695 38
    28538 05 004B   8539 G 20090321012902640 17 25 0454746+663008 38
    28538 05 004B   8539 G 20090321012934510 17 25 0608228+625568 38
    28538 05 004B   8539 G 20090321012939140 17 25 0618020+621180 38
    28538 05 004B   8539 G 20090321012952910 17 25 0644833+593891 38
    17997 87 043A   8539 G 20090321013610510 17 25 1100871+562567 38
    17997 87 043A   8539 G 20090321013634740 17 25 1105768+501034 38
    17997 87 043A   8539 G 20090321013655590 17 25 1109259+445397 38
    17997 87 043A   8539 G 20090321013657190 17 25 1109384+443024 38
    17997 87 043A   8539 G 20090321013751590 17 25 1116966+313437 38
    31702 07 027B   8539 G 20090321015916590 17 25 0211386+611897 38
    31702 07 027B   8539 G 20090321015933530 17 25 0238712+623836 38
    31702 07 027B   8539 G 20090321020101160 17 25 0624660+593831 38
    28096 03 054B   8539 G 20090321020918910 17 25 0614811+573137 38
    28096 03 054B   8539 G 20090321020931340 17 25 0620998+614364 38
    28096 03 054B   8539 G 20090321020954840 17 25 0636878+692104 38
    28096 03 054B   8539 G 20090321021005410 17 25 0647430+723582 38
    28096 03 054B   8539 G 20090321021051870 17 25 0914969+841094 38
    
    I started the night focusing my telescope on a bright star in east. As soon 
    as it came into focus there was an unknown satellite passing thru my field 
    of view. I made note of time and after getting my bearings determined that 
    the bright star I had picked was Algieba, gamma 1 Leo. Later using Idsat 
    found Cosmos 2201  92042E  22038 was in the right place at the right time 
    heading in the right direction. And I had never seen it before  : )
    
    While tracking 31702 an unknown was seen in fov at the time of the 2nd point 
    above. It was found to be Cosmos 1000 rocket. Below is the info from Idsat.
    
                                                             tdiff   Sep     Mv 
    RCS  Range Trk  FE  Vang  Age    Unc
         Name       Desig   NORAD            s     deg    pred   m^2   km   deg 
    hour deg/s days    s
    -------------- -------- ----- -------- -----  ------  ---- ----- --- ---- ----- 
     ---- -------
    Cosmos 1000 r  78034B   10777     2.11  0.78   7.2 v  7.47  1559 170  4.6 
    0.21    1     0.0
    NOSS 3-4 r     07027B   31702      2.94  0.11  ????    ????  1324 139  6.0 
    0.21    4     0.0
    
    
    Seeing was very good but with temp at 22 F it did not feel like spring.
    
    Lat. 39.4707 Lon. -79.3388 Alt. 2590 ft.  -4 UTC
    What these numbers mean : http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html 
    
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