Re: OTV 1-1 flare observed

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Sun Nov 28 2010 - 14:42:18 UTC

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    Apologies for the serious typo which put the flare 10 minutes early, had 
    been a long day and I was very tired, would have been in bed if not for the 
    pass!  Should have been 36 of course not 26.
    
    
    
    Robert
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Robert Holdsworth" <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>
    To: "Seesat List" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2010 10:11 PM
    Subject: OTV 1-1 flare observed
    
    
    > Observed a significant flare to about -2.5 at 08:26:32 UTC, this was the
    > maximum brightness predicted by Orbitron using the elements below but it
    > only occurred very briefly, the rest of the time it was steady at mag 1 or
    > so similar to the earlier reported pass two nights ago (I was unable to
    > observe last night owing to another commitment.)  The flare was very 
    > similar
    > to an Iridium flare.  The object passed below Jupiter at 08:36:49 UTC.
    >
    > I note that passes are nearly the same every evening, I guess there is
    > probably some purpose in that!
    >
    > Robert Holdsworth
    > Wainuiomata
    > New Zealand
    > 174.948E
    > 41.261S
    > UTC plus 13
    >
    >
    > ----- Original Message ----- 
    > From: "Ted Molczan" <ssl3molcz@rogers.com>
    > To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    > Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2010 4:33 AM
    > Subject: Updated X-37B OTV 1-1 elements
    >
    >
    >> Greg Roberts and Brad Young contributed observations used to determine 
    >> the
    >> following element set.
    >>
    >> X-37B OTV 1-1                                            280 X 293 km
    >> 1 36514U 10015A   10331.49647122  .00024659  00000-0  55503-4 0    00
    >> 2 36514  39.9869  86.7035 0009310 358.8668   1.2136 15.96525165    09
    >> Arc 20101124.79-1127.51 WRMS resid 0.073 totl 0.023 xtrk
    >>
    >> Ted Molczan
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