Obs May 1

James Nix (nixj@bellsouth.net)
Sun, 02 May 1999 20:14:03 +0000

Observations May 2, 1999

IOD:
10033 77 044A   8935 G 19990502014626260 27 25 0834414+362681 58 R+055 10 002000
10033 77 044A   8935 G 19990502014651680 27 25 0834937+240422 58 R+055 10 002000

BWGS:
94 -24 B 1999-05-02 02:06:22.90 JN 17.90 .2 06 02.98 5.9->inv  m
94 -24 B 1999-05-02 02:06:49.25 JN 22.53 .2 03 07.51 4.8->inv  M
87 -18 A 1999-05-02 02:12:24.53 JN 92.39 .2 07 13.19 5.8->inv  Mmmm
Notes:
87 -18 A, Length of Max 3.39 secs based on average of three measurements
79 -30 B, observed to have a varying magnitude but extremely difficult
          to measure, almost seems steady 4.0 -> 5.0 maybe period 
	  of 90 to 120 seconds.

General:

Cosmos 808 rk 5 secs late, one quarter degree below predicted trajectory.
Details-  observed off 119 Tau:
05 31 58.23 +18 34 45.6 at 01:25:56.62
Predicted:
05 32 32.03 +18 39 33.3 at 01:25:51.5_
using:
SL-3 R/B Cos 808 r DK
1 08755U 76024B   99120.13369010  .00731020  31506-3  58923-3 0  2431
2 08755  81.2111 143.0262 0007400 173.6169 186.5436 16.14322382276485


Clear & Dark
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Satellite Tracks at:
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