Re: Unknown observed

Rainer Kracht (R.Kracht@t-online.de)
Sun, 12 May 96 23:26 +0100

>Date: Sun, 12 May 96 19:46:54 PDT
>From: Leo Barhorst <leobarhorst@pi.net>
>Subject: Unkown observed
>To: seesat-l@iris01.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de

>On May 8th I observed an unkown satellite.
>The PPAS line would be:
>????	96-05-08 20:53:50 LB 146.9 0.5 4 36.7 AA, mag 3->inv, ssm
>
>It moved from beta Leo (12h, +15) via mu and lambda UMI (10.20h, +43)
>to the little triange L, 42 and 43 CAM (6.50h, +68)
>
>I don't have exact timings; but the total time was about 2 minutes.
>
>Running Skymap didn't produce a candidate.

This was an observation of MOS 1 (87-18A, 17527).

MOS 1            2.4  1.5  1.3  7.0
1 17527U 87018  A 96123.21453556 -.00000398  00000-0 -26860-3 0  4114
2 17527  98.9445 186.2404 0020104  89.3006 271.0461 14.00408391468550

(close to beta Leo about 20:50.8 and 42 Cam about 20:53.6,
 mu and lambda UMI should be replaced by xi and nu UMa?)

It was seen by several observers in late April. Tristan Cools timed it
with FP 36.53 and 37.79 seconds on April 27.

 Rainer Kracht  1996 May 12
 R.Kracht@t-online.de
 +9.6626E, +53.7695N, 9m