TJM obs of 2005 Sep 06 UTC

From: Ted Molczan (seesat@rogers.com)
Date: Tue Sep 06 2005 - 06:37:48 EDT

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    XSS-11's rocket body (05011B / 28637) failed to appear on a difficult morning
    twilight pass on 2005 Sep 06, near 09:57 UTC. This was about 21 minutes before
    the start of civil twilight (sun was 9.5 deg below the horizon); phase angle was
    poor. Predicted magnitude was 8.6, and I could barely see stars that faint with
    my 11x80 binoculars. Position was 30 deg above the eastern horizon, in a clear
    sky. The illumination of the orbit at my latitude will improve considerably in a
    few weeks.
    
    05683A was 20.4 s early, relative 10 day-old elements.
    
    24680 96 072A   2701 G 20050906014649450 17 25 2335425+310965 37 S
    24680 96 072A   2701 G 20050906014752150 17 25 0020086+485193 37 S
    24680 96 072A   2701 G 20050906014822650 17 25 0054334+562103 18 S
    24680 96 072A   2701 G 20050906014905800 17 25 0203249+642066 57 S
    24680 96 072A   2701 G 20050906015035780 17 25 0510058+681593 37 S
    24680 96 072A   2701 G 20050906015118780 17 25 0613941+655345 28 S
    90040 05 683A   2701 G 20050906025354340 17 25 1758627-165288 37  
    90040 05 683A   2701 G 20050906025421220 17 25 1809556-185225 87  
    24680 96 072A   2701 G 20050906032549470 17 25 1530178+402412 27 S
    24680 96 072A   2701 G 20050906032735970 17 25 1348638+482316 37 S
    
    IOD format: http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html
    
    Site 2701: 43.68764 N, 79.39243 W, 230 m
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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