Re: KH 11-8, ...

Rainer Kracht (R.Kracht@t-online.de)
Fri, 5 Apr 96 00:57 +0100

>From: bjorn@tt-tech.se
>Date:  Wed, 27 Mar 1996   11:44:50  +0100
>Subject: KH 11-8, "KH 11-9", and "KH 12-1" ??


>While I was three degrees more north in Sweden, I tried to find
>19625 88 99A KH 11-8
>22251 92 83A USA 86
>23728 95 66A USA 116
>23729 95 66B USA 116 Rk?

I saw 88-99A just after it had left the Earth's shadow close to
alpha CVn this evening (April 04) at 20:03 UTC. It crossed the line
between zeta and eta UMa at 20:03:12 UTC with mag 2 (steady).
Then I got two points with 10x50.

From

KH 11-8         15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 19625U 88099  A 95296.80751110  .00022600  00000-0  25552-3 0    06
2 19625  97.8427 358.6110 0526002 174.4783 185.5215 14.76442607    03

I have derived:

    1
   53.7695   -9.6626       30.    Rainer Kracht    5005
KH 11-8
1 19625U 88099  A 96 95.82593731  .00022600  00000-0  16659-3 0    07
2 19625  97.8427 159.0251 0526002 356.8138   2.1131 14.83854053    03
  1 96  4  4 20  3 12.1  13 37.00  51.800 2000 .1
  1 96  4  4 20  3 56.0  17 46.60  71.850 2000 .5
  1 96  4  4 20  4  5.9  18 54.10  71.200 2000 1
  00

 1 95 20 3 12.1    .1 13 39.22 51.603 13 37.00 51.800 -.363  .197  .413
 1 95 20 3 56.0   -.1 17 46.69 71.765 17 46.60 71.850 -.008  .085  .085
 1 95 20 4  5.9    .0 18 54.16 71.231 18 54.10 71.200 -.005 -.031  .032

Mean motion and eccentricity are rather uncertain.


 Rainer Kracht   1996 Apr 04
 R.Kracht@t-online.de
 +9.6626E, +53.7695N, 9m