NOSS 2-3 Rk, 2:04 UT Tuesday 27 May

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Tue, 27 May 1997 00:02:15 -0500

NOSS 2-3 Rk (96-29B/23907) was approximately on time tonight using the
two "fudged" elsets below that I came up with using tips from Mike M.  
However, it was observed to be 6 to 8 deg. east and 2 to 3 deg. north 
of predicted position at that time.  I don't know how to fix those 
differences.  Also, since Quicksat doesn't use B-Star, I didn't try 
to do that.

Derived from last Molczan elset.
NOSS 2-3 r       9.8  3.0  0.0  4.8 v
1 23907U 96029B   97114.89739697 0.00008775  00000-0  00000-0 0    07
2 23907  63.4294 133.2060 0186000 156.1079 203.8921 15.44968413    00

(Original:                                                            )
(NOSS 2-3 r       9.8  3.0  0.0  4.8 v                                )
(1 23907U 96029  B 97114.89739697 0.00013000  00000-0  13893-3 0    01)
(2 23907  63.4294 133.2060 0186000 156.1079 203.8921 15.44968413    00)

Derived from Pierre's elset posted by Russell Eberst a couple of days ago.
NOSS 2-3 Rk      9.8  3.0  0.0  4.8 v
1 23907U 96029B   97132.88974560  .00010500  00000-0  00000-0 0    05
2 23907  63.4002  69.3795 0173760 151.8282 209.1228 15.45266993    02

(Original:                                            )
(96029 B 97132.88974560 .00007031                     )
(63.4002 69.3795 0173760 151.8282 209.1228 15.45266993)

Perhaps due to phase angle, I didn't observe any obvious variations in
magnitude.

Also observed 68-110B/03598, OAO 2 Rk, tonight; it was much brighter than
predicted and seemed that it might be varying in magnitude.

Ed Cannon
Austin, Texas, USA
30.3086N, 97.2079W, 165m