East Coast USA Parallel Pass for 3 April

Mir16609 (Mir16609@aol.com)
Fri, 3 Apr 1998 13:11:51 EST

Since I live near the middle of the East Coast, I'm assuming that the view
will be similar from Boston to Altanta.  Anyway, here goes:

Cosmos 1486 Rk (14241) and Cosmos 1850 Rk (18096) will take a parallel path
this evening from 20:07 to 20:15 EST (01:07-01:15 UT).  They appear to be
about 3-4 degrees apart at the begining of the pass and converge to less than
1 degree by the end.  The elsets I used are shown below:

SL-8 R/B                                         798 x 764
1 18096U 87049B   98088.59579233  .00000117  00000-0  51890-4 0  6777
2 18096  74.0391 131.1050 0023891 225.1420 134.7792 14.33266311564929
SL-8 R/B                                         795 x 769
1 14241U 83079B   98088.59439019  .00000166  00000-0  69925-4 0  2386
2 14241  74.0581 130.3515 0018271 164.0132 196.1600 14.32927168765939

They are listed at a brightness of 4.0-4.5 mag so they should be easy to
observe. 

Cheers.
Don Gardner
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39.1796 N; 76.8419 W;  34m ASL