Decay Watch: Cosmos 2326, 6 Nov 97

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Thu, 06 Nov 1997 05:21:28 -0700

Using the elset below, I observed it at 11:51:47.7 UT on 6 Nov 97
at a point that was predicted at 11:51:54.5 UT.   (time errors 
+/- 0.3 sec).  About 7 secs early.

Position was perfect.  Period more apparent than yesterday but not 
measured.  I was a bit concerned I had the wrong object initially.
This pass was much lower (initial acq at about 14 degreees elevation).
Thus the motion was much slower than yesterday's pass.   Too slow
for a 16.2 rev/day object.   However, it doubtless was moving much
faster at the observed point than a satellite at 15 revs/day.

I believe that this is my last visibility before decay so someone 
else needs to track it.

Cosmos 2326      6.0  0.0  0.0  4.2 v            238 x 181 km
1 23748U 95071A   97310.53160071  .03107728  46242-2  93513-3 0 93152
2 23748  65.0026 324.8932 0043578 267.0848  92.4165 16.23769538106822

Ron "Why are these things scheduled so early in the morning?" Lee