96-72A (USA 129) observed

From: Brierley David (DMBRIERLEY@dera.gov.uk)
Date: Mon Nov 13 2000 - 01:14:45 PST

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    96-72A (USA 129) is rapidly disappearing from northern skies.  After a
    spell of very wet weather the clouds cleared last night, and despite a
    brilliant Full Moon I was able to glimpse 96-72A setting at about 9
    degrees elevation in the north.  After 9 days it was running about 0.2
    mins early.  I've computed an orbit using 7 observations made from the
    UK between October 31 and November 12 hoping that our fellow observers
    in the southern hemisphere will be able to pick it up.
    IntlId SiteYYMMDDHHMMSSss  Sss  TCHHMMmm   DDMMm   Mm E
    9607201267500111220512020  010  12130202  +45235   3  5
    USA 129                         3.8 v     
    1 24680U 96072A   00317.85370684 0.00038802  00000-0  55938-3 0    03
    2 24680  97.8560  18.2250 0472290 216.1881 140.6055 14.83164604    04
    David M Brierley
    Malvern, Worcestershire, UK
    Station 2675, 52.1358N 2.3264W 70m
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