RE: X-37B OTV 1-1 obs by Derek Breit; search elset

From: Derek C Breit (breit_ideas@poyntsource.com)
Date: Thu Nov 04 2010 - 01:15:30 UTC

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    Excellent!
    
    I will be using the 15x70's on it in about 75 minutes..
    
    Derek
    
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    Of edlight@juno.com
    Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 4:59 PM
    To: seesat-l@satobs.org
    Subject: Re: X-37B OTV 1-1 obs by Derek Breit; search elset
    
    
    I believe I just saw OTV-1 following approximately the same track as one
    would predict from Ted's search elements: 
    
    OTV-1 search
    1 36514U 10015A   10307.08989909  .00001920  00000-0  86500-5 0    08
    2 36514  39.9787 245.9000 0003516 118.6326 241.4849 15.83000000    05
    
    At 2010 Nov 03 23:39:24 UTC:  very near Iota Oph (16:54 +10d10' 2000.0) At
    2010 Nov 03 23:39:52 UTC: about 4deg to the right of Alpha Oph
    
    These observed times (correct within +/- 2 secs) were about 105 - 106
    seconds early relative to predictions based on the above TLE.
    
    The apparent magnitude was close to that of Alpha Her (2.78)
    
    I used 10x50 binoculars in heavy light pollution.
    
    Clear and dark skies!
       Ed Light
    
    Lakewood, NJ, USA
    Site 8840, N 40.1075, W 074.2312, +24 m (80 ft)
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