obs USA 129 39 seconds early 1.4' low passes known stars

Chris K. (ckalmar@worldnet.att.net)
Wed, 13 Aug 1997 21:56:05 -0600

96-  72 A 97-08-14 02:27:21.0  ck 15.0  3.0  0.0  5.1 mag5->3.5 39sec early 1.4' low.


passes between 17del and gamma2del 44.4' 113.7az with a steady reflection.
20h 46m 16' 10' mag4.5 

I picked a constellation to stare at which it would pass close to in 7x35's despite light
clouds and 1/4 moon, it was found.


>> 96-  72 A 97-08-07 03:20:00.0  ck                        mag4 4 minutes

>I think you saw another satellite. 
Yes not identified yet. Not all items are in all TLE sets.
Still unidentified this satellite. 
>
>With the same element set today I took two positons.
>
>    1
>   52.3261  -10.6761      263.    Lutz Schindler
>USA 129         15.0  3.0  0.0  5.1 v
>1 24680U 96072  A 97209.91202734 0.00010400  00000-0  10577-3 0    00
>2 24680  97.8480 270.6152 0538000 171.1630 188.8368 14.75774875    03
>  1 97  8 10 20 54 17.3  15 45.0   6.94 2000
>  1 97  8 10 20 54 57.8  14 51.9  19.17 2000
>  0  0
>
>With FITELEM you see, USA 129 is running only 31.5 seconds earlier.
>The residuals:
>
> 1 222 20 54 17.3 -31.5 15 45.2  6.98  15 45.0  6.94  -.05  -.04   .06  48
> 1 222 20 54 57.8 -31.4 14 51.7 19.12  14 51.9 19.17   .05   .05   .07  51
>

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