USA 129 just 4 s late 17:55 UTC

From: Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Wed Oct 15 2003 - 14:58:47 EDT

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    Thanks, Kevin, for the heads up! I was preparing to check USA 129,
    unfortunately from town with just 7*50, and saw the message so I could
    watch. At 17:42:10 I saw what appears to have been TRACE, but at mag +6.5
    instead of predicted +4.8. I got neck fatigue from the 88 (!) degree
    culmination (and no observing chair), and may have missed it while making
    a new chart. Continued watching in the N at 40 degrees, until I had to
    rest to prepare for USA 129 17:51.
    
    24680 96 072A   5918 G 20031015175502300 17 25 0501162+400405 58 S
    24680 96 072A   5918 G 20031015175517580 17 25 0522015+413897 28 S
    24680 96 072A   5918 G 20031015175616300 17 25 0643668+444974 68 S
    
    I don't know what's wrong with my (last?) point - I noted "15% above a
    two degree pair", and psi2-psi4 Aurigae seems to fit best, but the
    alternatives are tighter and give even poorer fit in time.
    
    -- COSPAR 5919, MALMA,    59.2576 N, 18.6172 E, 23 m         --
    -- COSPAR 5918, HAMMARBY, 59.2985 N, 18.1045 E, 44 m         --
    
    
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