Satellite Obs

Brad (bradf@netroplex.com)
Sun, 16 May 1999 03:14:36 +0000

Hello everyone,
    This is my first post of obs.  I'm still working on
the format and am open to suggestions.

Using 8" LX200 (32X, 1.4 deg fov), CSat software and
Molczan.tle.  All obs were +/- 3 sec of prediction
and no flashes observed unless noted.  All flash times
are estimates (no stopwatch).

All times are UTC:

Satellite       NORAD Time     Date      RA     Dec    
NOSS 2-3 (D)    23862 03:43:45 16-MAY-99 100032 -291557  C,D,E in fov
Cosmos 407      05174 03:47:02 16-MAY-99 141109 -021456
Iridium 57      25273 03:51:27 16-MAY-99 100101 +151218
MOS 1-A         17527 03:56:31 16-MAY-99 123936 +474655
Iridium 58      25274 04:00:20 16-MAY-99 091948 +072732  flared at -4
Landsat 4       13367 04:09:31 16-MAY-99 134402 +350751
Cosmos 1627 r   15506 04:12:55 16-MAY-99 135154 +234554
Cosmos 192 r    03048 04:18:59 16-MAY-99 105052 -122808 
Meteor 2-11 r   15100 04:26:35 16-MAY-99 112504 -052157
NOAA 11         19531 04:29:09 16-MAY-99 133831 +114850
Mir             16609 04:32:57 16-MAY-99 094745 +644221
Fengyun 1C r    25732 04:39:04 16-MAY-99 092136 +044810  flash ~.5 sec
OAO 2 r         03598 04:45:15 16-MAY-99 102407 +331937
Centaur 2       00694 04:49:32 16-MAY-99 095613 +093852  flash ~ 55 sec
Cosmos 1680     16011 04:57:11 16-MAY-99 104109 -101658
Cosmos 1833 r   17590 05:00:03 16-MAY-99 105114 -092819
NOAA 7          12553 05:08:50 16-MAY-99 113726 +053119  flash ~ 5 sec
Cosmos 1244 r   12298 05:13:15 16-MAY-99 125107 +194648
Cosmos 836      08923 05:16:01 16-MAY-99 104521 +213549
USA 81          21949 05:19:01 16-MAY-99 102208 -064210
ERS-2 r         23561 05:22:04 16-MAY-99 091037 -032540
Titan 3A deb    01000 05:24:31 16-MAY-99 133831 -191630
Cosmos 1635 r   15625 05:26:52 16-MAY-99 125551 -051814
Meteor 1-13     06256 05:32:26 16-MAY-99 112240 +094948
Cosmos 86 r     01589 05:37:59 16-MAY-99 113556 -060039
Cosmos 1448 r   13950 05:40:01 16-MAY-99 104532 +281427
Cosmos 660      07337 05:47:12 16-MAY-99 103758 +184612

Brad Feinner
Los Alamitos, CA
N 33 48 02  W 118 03 34  7.5m