Fw: 5919 obs 2008-11-02

From: Bjoern Gimle@GlocalNet (Gimle@GlocalNet)
Date: Mon Nov 03 2008 - 12:10:38 UTC

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    /Björn
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "B Gimle @ComHem" <b.gimle@comhem.se>
    To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 9:56 AM
    Subject: 5919 obs 2008-11-02
    
    
    >I had a clear night on Oct.29, but came very late to Malma,
    > and could see USA 186 only on the late pass, 20:31 UTC.
    > It was so dim that I couldn't find it until after it passed beta Boo at 17
    > deg alt.
    > There it flared to about mag +2, and later again to +4, but faded before I
    > could get a fix by gamma Boo.
    >
    > On Nov.1 I searched for it, but accidentally using prediction for Nov.02.
    > During this search I saw an SL-14 in excentric orbit, #20262, at 2180 km
    > height, 3700 km range, and the highly retrograde GEOSAT  #15595 85021A 
    > near
    > its 108 degree apex.
    >
    > Nov.02 USA 186 appeared at the previously predicted time, and flared to +2
    > between my two obs:
    >
    > 28888 05 042A   5919 G 20081102184950640 17 25 1049442+520282 68 S
    > 28888 05 042A   5919 G 20081102185020940 17 25 1110735+475552 68 I
    >
    > As usual in IOD format: http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html
    >
    > -- Björn Gimle                                            --
    > -- COSPAR 5917, STAR,  +18.05447 (E), +59.34185 (N), 33 m --
    > -- COSPAR 5918 WGS84,  +18.10127 (E), +59.29813 (N), 44 m --
    > -- COSPAR 5919, MALMA, +18.6206  (E), +59.2615  (N), 33 m --
    > 
    
    
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