USA 197 (DSP 23)

From: Mike McCants (mmccants@io.com)
Date: Tue Nov 20 2007 - 23:10:50 UTC

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    I found USA 197 (DSP 23, 32287, 07 54A) last night about 5 degrees
    east of the predicted position.  I missed the bright flashes by a few
    minutes, but I saw faint flashes every 2.5 seconds and then magnitude
    8 flashes for about 10 minutes in the moonlight.
    
    Since it has maneuvered, I have guessed that the mean motion is
    near 1.000, this could be off a little bit.
    
    The bright flashes should occur around RA 22Hr 0Mn tonight and
    the RA will increase by 4 minutes every night since the sun moves
    4 minutes east per day.
    
    USA 197
    1 32287U 07054A   07323.91013211 0.00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    04
    2 32287   3.9960 274.7936 0003000  60.1858 299.8142  1.00000000    06
    
    Mike McCants
    Austin, TX
    
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