Re: cosmos 2082

From: bk_hunter@sympatico.ca
Date: Fri Nov 24 2006 - 22:34:16 EST

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    Hi Daniel,
    
    I am uneasy about your comment 'blinking red satellite' which may refer to an airplane. However, there was another potentially bright satellite south of the Great Square at 17:56 EST; 29507 06-46C the SJ-6C RB from a recent Chinese launch.  These objects are often bright and variable.  How precise is your time measurment?
    
    If the Cosmos 2082 Rocket did not pass through the Great Square as predicted, prediction software does not work because Newton is driving that beast.  :-(  
    
    Brian Hunter
    
     > 
    > From: Daniel Magoon <emer_son@verizon.net>
    > Date: 2006/11/24 Fri PM 09:41:15 EST
    > To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    > Subject: cosmos 2082
    > 
    > Hello
    >       
    > Tonight I apparently observed Cosmos 2082. I
    > found the info to observe it from Heavens above page. I did observe a
    > blinking red satellite, however it didn't follow the coordinates
    > found on Heavens above. It was stated 2082 would pass through the
    > Square of Pegasus, however it passed south of the square. Did anyone 
    > else observe 2082?
    >   The following are the info on my location and time of observation.
    >  Marshfield,MA USA
    > - Latitude:42.0780 N
    > - Longitude:70.6500 W
    > - UT Offset: -5:00 (EST)
    > - The Date of observation:11/24/06
    > - The Time of observation:22:57 UTC - The Satellite:Cosmos 2082 Rocket
    > 
    >   According to HA 2082 was to enter the Square of Pegasus between the 
    > stars Markab and Scheat at approximately 22:57. However 2082 proceeded 
    > south of the Square of Pegasus. The following web page is on Heavens 
    > Above website;
    > 
    > 
    > http://www.heavens-above.com/PassDetails.asp?Size=600&SatID=20625&Session=kebgcbnpghigpphdkmmcpedn&Date=39045.9566221178 
    > 
    > 
    > Dan
    > 
    > 
    > 
    > Jeff Umbarger wrote:
    > 
    > > Hey Dan,
    > >     Depending on where you are on the earth's
    > > surface, your going to see Cosmos 2082 or any other
    > > satellite in radically different places in the night
    > > sky. So when you ask a question of the group like the
    > > one below, you absolutely need to state *exactly*
    > > where you are located, in latitude and longitude and
    > > you timezone or offset from Universal Time. Probably
    > > the best way of doing this is to send the URL you used
    > > at Heavens-Above (HA). So again, when verifying an
    > > observeration you need to specify the following items:
    > > - Your Latitude
    > > - Your Longitude
    > > - Your Timezone or UT Offset
    > > - The Date of your observation
    > > - The Time of your observation (preferably in UTC)
    > > - The Satellite
    > >
    > >
    > > --- Daniel Magoon <emer_son@verizon.net> wrote:
    > >
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