Classified obj and other obs

From: Daniel Deak (dan.deak@sympatico.ca)
Date: Mon May 01 2000 - 18:03:32 PDT

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    Hello everyone,
    
    I had a nice evening of observation on April 30 (May 01 UT).
    All the times in this report are UTC.
    First, the results for the classified objects in IOD :
    
    24680 96 072A   0000 E 20000501013736700 37 25 1912600+673950 68 S+035 07
    11720 80 019A   0000 E 20000501015926700 37 25 0737250+323800 68 S+090 07
    20691 90 050C   0000 E 20000501024614300 37 25 1113670+195200 68 S+035 07
    14729 84 012D   0000 E 20000501032730400 37 25 1058000+553600 68 S+085 07
    14728 84 012C   0000 E 20000501032756500 37 25 1052250+545300 68 S+085 07
    
    Please note that these obs were made in St-Cyrille, Quebec at
    45.8999 N, 72.4328 W, 90 m
    
    24680 = USA 129
    11720 = NOSS 3 A
    20691 = NOSS 2-1 C
    14729 = NOSS 6 D  (Your elsets worked David)
    14728 = NOSS 6 C
    
    The NOSS 2-1 trio was easily visible naked eye during most of its pass.
    C and E objects were at mag 3.5 and D was at mag 4.0. It was quite an
    impressive sight as they crossed Leo. It's the second time in one year
    I see them at 1x.
    
    Saw a nice mag -7 flare from Iridium 32 at 02:27:22 exactly on time.
    
    While preparing to observe NOSS 3A, I saw a spectacular but very brief
    flash near Pollux I estimated at mag -5 or -6. I waited and saw an
    other one dimmer at mag 0 at around 01:53:42 and a last one at mag 3
    at 01:53:50. I suspected a tumbling Iridium and later found the
    culprit as being no 24.
    
    I also timed #25861 SL-16 rocket but accidently dropped my stopwatch
    and lost my timings :-(  I had timed 30 periods.
    
    While waiting for USA 129, I saw 3 other sats later identified as :
    #09040 Landsat 2 r mag 5
    #18820 Meteor 2-17 mag 3.5
    #16262 Cosmos 1703 mag 3.5
    
    In all, a nice but very cold evening.
    
    Cheers,
    
    Dan
    
    --
    Daniel Deak
    Drummondville, Québec
    
    COSPAR site 1746 : 45.8537°N, 72.4857°W, 90 m., UTC-5:00
    
    E-mail : dan.deak@obsat.com        ICQ : 52770063
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