OBS 29 SEP 2000

From: Wayne Hughes (hughes@dogwood.botany.uga.edu)
Date: Thu Sep 28 2000 - 20:48:55 PDT

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    Yet another clear dark night, was seeing bright nebulae right and left while
    wiping wetness off scopes, binocs, pens, and papers.  Used the scope to get
    points 1 and 2 of USA 89 PKM R, which was running 56 seconds late on a  18-day
    old TLE:
      
    22519 92 086C   8333 E 20000929003248000 27 25 1640110+315102 48 S+090 10
    22519 92 086C   8333 E 20000929003315440 27 25 1643867+341012 48 S+090 10
    22519 92 086C   8333 E 20000929004736660 27 25 2354333+774755 48 S+080 10
    
    Binocular observation of DMSP B5D2-7 out of eclipse in Aquila, passing through
    Cygnus, and ending up near occultation of zeta Draconis.  Fairly close to 18-d
    old TLE:
    
    23233 94 057A   8333 E 20000929013201740 27 25 1946672+182680 48 S+060 10
    23233 94 057A   8333 E 20000929013220690 27 25 1934335+272367 48 S+060 10
    23233 94 057A   8333 E 20000929013405100 27 25 1707290+654117 48 S+060 10
    
    Both elsets are 18-d old.  I notice the perigee for the much tardier USA 89
    rocket is 344 km, while the perigee for 94057A  is 844 km.  I suppose this may
    perturb the 92086C orbit faster than the 94057A orbit?
    
    -- 
    Wayne Hughes
    33.8601N 83.2418W 270m  
    Wolfskin Station 8333 Arnoldsville GA USA
    
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