94-17B obs

Rainer Kracht (r.kracht@elmshorn.netsurf.de)
Tue, 26 Oct 1999 00:49:51 +2

> Pierre Neirinck produced these elements, using his own observation of 24 Oct:
> 
> USA 102          1.0  0.0  0.0  6.9 v
> 1 23031U 94017  B 99297.84533800  .00003000  00000-0  28112-3 0    22
> 2 23031 105.0400 117.6350 0029700  14.0870 345.9950 14.93681070    06
> 
> The orbit should be reasonably accurate, but it is best to treat it as a
> search orbit, pending further observations.
> 
> Ted Molczan
> 
I have just observed 94-17B with 10x50 through clouds for about one second
and then again for two to three seconds:

1999 Oct 25 17:43:40.1 UTC  RA 02h12m, Decl +33.9 deg, mag 6
                            J2000.0  +-0.5 deg

It was only two seconds late with Pierre's elset.

 Rainer
 9.6626E, 53.7695N, 9m

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