Cosmos 2217

From: Rainer Kracht (R.Kracht@t-online.de)
Date: Tue Sep 30 2003 - 16:36:06 EDT

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    I have observed flashes from Cosmos 2217 with
    the Mintron 12V1C-EX and lens 12 mm f/1.4
    each frame integrated for 0.64 seconds, gain about 9 dB.
    
    20030930
    first flash recorded  19:50:09.1
    last flash recorded   19:58:27.0
    brightest flashes about 19:54.3 mag 4
    invisible between flashes
    
    PPAS
    92- 69 A 03-09-17 20:47:06   RK  289.3 0.3  41  7.06   mag 4->INV
    92- 69 A 03-09-18 20:33:24   RK  218.1 0.6  31  7.04   mag 4->INV
    92- 69 A 03-09-20 20:31:14   RK  225.0 0.2  32  7.03   mag 4->INV
    92- 69 A 03-09-20 20:34:24   RK  176.3 0.2  25  7.05   mag 4->INV
    92- 69 A 03-09-21 20:29:36   RK  323.8 0.3  46  7.04   mag 4->mag 10-11
    92- 69 A 03-09-27 20:04:20   RK  245.8 0.6  35  7.02   mag 4->INV
    92- 69 A 03-09-27 20:12:46   RK  499.2 0.6  71  7.03   mag 4->INV
    92- 69 A 03-09-30 19:58:27   RK  497.9 0.3  71  7.01   mag 4->INV
    
    Cosmos 2217 is an Oko early-warning satellite in a Molniya orbit.
    
    COSMOS 2217
    1 22189U 92069A   03272.42797985 -.00000156 +00000-0 +00000-0 0 09367
    2 22189 067.0321 128.7147 6521035 240.3805 040.2808 02.00660636080185
    
     Rainer
    
    
    Rainer Kracht
    Elmshorn, Germany
    Station 5005
    53.7695N 9.6626E  9m Potsdam Datum
    53.7679N 9.6614E 47m WGS84
    R.Kracht@t-online.de
    
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