cosmos 2026 and cosmso 894 observation

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Sun May 30 2004 - 04:56:44 EDT

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    I aimed my video camera at polaris, and wanted to catch various satellites passing by.
    
    I observed Cosmos 2026 and comsos 894, plus others.
    
    First Cosmos 2026 at around 6:45:50 UTC 
    I would estimate it was around mag 8.
    
    COSMOS 2026
    1 20045U 89042A   04149.81664660  .00000051  00000-0  36127-4 0  8997
    2 20045  82.9396 266.1517 0040580 143.7179 216.6740 13.75760233751889
    
    IntID/Name   CatNo Source period   Incl Apogee Perigee      RCS
    ------------ ----- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------- --------
    
    1989-042A    20045 CIS     104.7   82.9   1009     949   3.3611
    COSMOS 2026               Launched (1989/06/07) 
    
    PPAS databse has
     
    89- 42 A 92-01-03            MM                90     v1
    89- 42 A 99-08-07 22:50:15   RO                       mag 7
    
    Then latter I saw cosmos 894. I would estimate it was around mag 6, so easy to spot even in
    twilight.
    
    COSMOS 894
    1 09846U 77013A   04150.10277628  .00000021  00000-0  71069-5 0  5760
    2 09846  82.9400 290.4795 0029441 318.3297  41.5612 13.73674157366526
    
    IntID/Name   CatNo Source period   Incl Apogee Perigee      RCS
    ------------ ----- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------- --------
    
    1977-013A    09846 CIS     104.8   82.9   1008     965   6.7219
    COSMOS 894                Launched (1977/02/21) 
    
    I see the ppas database has the following
    
    77- 13 A 99-09-08 19:31:29   RO                       mag 7 Steady
    77- 13 A 99-09-08 19:31:29   RO                       mag 7 Steady
    
    Also had a Nice pass of USA 32. No offical elements available, from the oig.
    
    Kevin
    
    
    	
    		
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