59xx obs 2007-10-10

From: ComHem (b.gimle@comhem.se)
Date: Wed Oct 10 2007 - 17:42:21 EDT

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    After showing my astroclub's LX200, Albireo and M31
    to a group of visitors, I used the scope to find USA 186.
    I pointed to a predicted position of 12:10 +48:32 (2000.0)
    without regard to any reference stars. (Actually I saw none,
    using a 50x eyepiece) A bright sat hurried through the field,
    apparantly right through the center,  and I timed it when leaving the field.
    Pointing ObsReduce like the LX200, I got this position:
    
    Obs - Pred: 0.459 deg X-track; 2.552 s early, relative 25.96 day old elset:
    The crosstrack error could partly be due to inaccurate alignment of the
    scope.
    
    28888 05 042A   9987 G 20071010194319300 37 25 1209772+481025 29 S
    (as always, IOD format: http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html)
    
    9987 is used here for the club observatory :
    "STAR Magnethuset",  +59 20' 30.66", +18 3' 16.09"
    
    -- Björn Gimle                                            --
    -- COSPAR 5918 WGS84,  +18.10127 (E), +59.29813 (N), 44 m --
    -- COSPAR 5919, MALMA, +18.6206  (E), +59.2615  (N), 33 m --
    
    
    
    
    
    
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