Pageos 1 Remains observed this morning

From: Thomas Dorman (drygulch_99@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed May 11 2005 - 03:49:35 EDT

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    Hi.All
    This morning I observed a pass of Pageos 1 remains.The
    satellite passed about 12 arc minutes west of 91-Theta
    Herculis or R.A.17h55m28s,Dec.+37degs12m32s at
    06:37:51UT going North.The satellite was at about
    magnitude +9.1. Observed this pass with my 3.1 inch
    rich-field reflector.The satellite seem to me to
    variate somewhat in brightness as it crossed my field
    of view.The prediction I used was the one given by
    Heavens-Above for Pageos A for my location.The pass
    was no more than +/- 1 second for the given
    prediction. 
    Can anyone follow-up with an observation of this
    satellite to confirm my observation that debris from
    this satellite still remains in orbit. If for no other
    reason but for the historical record.Also to me an
    object that has remained in orbit for about 38 years
    deserves a look, but that is just me.
    Regards
    Thomas Dorman
    Horizon City,Texas
    
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