Re: Do I have the correct Satellite

Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Tue, 13 Oct 1998 21:05:44 +0200

>On the night of Oct 10th I was observing the eastern sky when I spotted =
a
>satellite traveling from S to NNE.  The object was at about 4th mag and =
passed
>within 2 degrees of Epsilon Cassiopeia at 8:02 PM.  Satspy predicted =
the
>closest sat at that time was  dmsp f14 (usa131)  #24753  and showed =
that the
>position in the sky was about 5 degrees farther to the eastern horizon, =
about
>8 minutes later with a magnitude of about 5.5


If 24753 was 5 degrees from eps Cas, I wonder what 2 degrees is.
I get a pass at 01:12 just above Triangulum, at 27 degrees elev.,
some 25 degrees from eps Cas, for #24753. Within +- 7 min and 5(!)
degrees from it, I get Cosmos 614 (faint?) at 19:59 EDT, Cosmos
1655 r at 20:00, Exosat r (faint?) at 20:02, and Cosmos 2125 r at 20:07.

Do I have your local time, or something else wrong ?

DMSP 5D-2 S-14   7.0  2.0  0.0  5.7 d
1 24753U 97012A   98274.12688387 +.00000087 +00000-0 +70417-4 0 06257=20
2 24753 098.8735 320.7089 0009283 149.7683 210.4027 14.13110392076893=20

Bjoern Gimle