Re: USA 129 obs.

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Sat, 11 Sep 1999 10:54:23 +0200

>...
>Pierre and I suspect that the DEC of your 1st point may be out by 1 deg.
>Could there have been a typo? All other points are usable.
>

Yes, there was. I also had a 0.1 second conversion error on stopwatch time.

24680 96 072A   5919 E 19990910190435600 27 35 2301830+423100 26 S+040 10
Corrected

Even worse, the reference stars at that point are just 10 degrees
orientation
wrt. the track - my notes indicate about 60 degrees. Stars that may fit are
at:
24680 96 072A   5919 E 19990910190435600 27 35 2302710+440900 26 S+040 10
,but this position does not seem to fit with the others.
Did I use a nova or a Molniya flare? Unless someone is keen on detective
work, please ignore the first position.

I forgot to mention that USA 129 flared to about -1 just after leaving
Cassiopeia.

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>> 24680 96 072A   5919 E 19990910190435500 27 35 2301830+433100
>> 26 S+040 10
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