Re: unidentified sat

From: b_gimle@algonet.se
Date: Tue Sep 07 2004 - 09:33:32 EDT

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    With Rob Matson's SkyMap and alldat.tle I find as the closest match
    Cosmos 1461 #14064U 83044A. 
    
    With Google, I found that I (and others) had 
    posted observations (in 1996!) that it was that bright.
    
    It passed through Lyra, and by Altair in azimuth 145 (see attached .gif).
    #04578 Cosmos 371 was closer to 165, but earlier.
    
               Start of Track   Peak Elevation   End of Track
      Date     Time  Azim Elev  Time  Azim Elev  Time  Azim Elev VMag Cat # 
    Satellite Name
    -------- -------- --- --- -------- --- --- -------- --- ---  ---- ----- 
    --------------
     4/ 9/ 5 19:44:30 342 70  19:45:05  64 89  19:48:30 160 21   5.2 04578 
    Cosmos 371
     4/ 9/ 5 19:44:30 127 46  19:45:40  91 52  19:48:30  32 30   4.9 07350 
    Cosmos 663 Rk
     4/ 9/ 5 19:44:30 328 46  19:45:44  55 87  19:48:30 145 22   4.3 14064 
    Cosmos 1461
     4/ 9/ 5 19:44:30  67 44  19:46:00  99 49  19:48:30 146 37   5.5 27690 
    01056J
     4/ 9/ 5 19:44:30 143 37  19:46:22  74 67  19:48:30   1 33   4.3 28075 
    99057NF
     4/ 9/ 5 19:44:30 142 23  19:47:24  72 57  19:48:30  25 45   3.8 25942 
    CBERS 1 Rk DbC
     4/ 9/ 5 19:44:30 147 25  19:47:45  72 65  19:48:30  31 59   4.6 27431 
    Feng Yun 1D
     4/ 9/ 5 19:44:30 337 20  19:47:58 254 76  19:48:30 200 67   4.7 28285 
    93014N
     4/ 9/ 5 19:44:30 164  8  19:48:30 159 60  19:48:30 159 60   3.2 25860 
    OKEAN O
     4/ 9/ 5 19:44:30 206 19  19:48:30 180 76  19:48:30 179 76   6.8 00116 
    Transit 4A
     4/ 9/ 5 19:44:30 189  8  19:48:30 199 69  19:48:30 199 69   3.9 16611 
    Cosmos 1733
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "msb" <msb2584@adelphia.net>
    > > it came from 385 north to 165 south approx 80 deg up with a mag of
    > about -.5
    > > also it was gold in color my position is 44.47861 N 68.99674 W
    > > it passed overhead at approx7:46.30 est
    
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