Fw: Re: RE: What did I See?

From: gprichard (g.prichard55@optusnet.com.au)
Date: Mon Nov 22 2010 - 08:37:14 UTC

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    From: <g.prichard55@optusnet.com.au>
    To: <g.prichard55@optusnet.com.au>
    Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 6:11 PM
    Subject: Fwd: Re: RE: What did I See?
    
    
    >
    > > g.prichard55@optusnet.com.au wrote:
    > >
    > > Thanks Ted.
    > > Unfortunately I can't be too specific as I assumed the object was
    well
    > > known and frequently observed so didn't observe it too closely. I
    would
    > > estimate that the object was about 40 degrees above the northern
    horizon
    > > at maximum, the elevation at which it entered eclipse is even
    > > shakier...35 degrees above east maybe or a little lower.
    > > Sorry I can't be more specific. Now that I know what it looks like
    I'll
    > > try to get more accurate readings.
    > >     Gordon
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > > Ted Molczan <ssl3molcz@rogers.com> wrote:
    > > >
    > > Gordon wrote:
    > >
    > > > On 20Nov10 I observed a satellite rising in the northwest. Its
    > > > speed and brightness led me to assume it was the HST until I
    > > > noticed that it was angling too far to the south. At 0945UT it
    > > > passed well north of Jupiter and continued on into the east.
    > >
    > > How far north of Jupiter? Did you see it enter eclipse? If so, what
    was
    > > the approximate
    > > elevation?
    > >
    > > X-37B's plane was in the vicinity. Its precise orbit is currently
    > > unknown to us, but here
    > > are a
    > > couple of guesses that put it in the sky at the time you reported:
    > >
    > >                                                          281 X 295
    km
    > > 1 70001U          10316.86597222  .00023982  00000-0  55503-4 0
    09
    > > 2 70001  39.9869 182.7876 0010302 337.6109  52.2222 15.96000000
    04
    > >
    > >                                                          354 X 368
    km
    > > 1 70002U          10316.86597222  .00006938  00000-0  55503-4 0
    02
    > > 2 70002  39.9869 182.7876 0010302 337.6109  52.2222 15.70000000
    07
    > >
    > > Both guesses are based on a guess as to the approximate date/time of
    the
    > > latest manoeuvre;
    > > the 70001
    > > elset is based on a lower orbit; 70002 on a higher orbit.
    > >
    > > If you intend to try these, allow at least 5 min uncertainty per 24
    h,
    > > and for high passes,
    > > keep in
    > > mind that Earth's rotation shifts the sky track rapidly over time.
    > >
    > > Ted Molczan
    > >
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