Re: Missed Vanguard 1

Fri, 29 Aug 1997 22:48:57 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 29 Aug 1997, Ron Lee wrote:

> 29 Aug 97, 08:58 UT pass. Range about 1700 km.
> Limiting magnitude about 13.8.  Useful magnitude for
> seeing Vanguard about 13.0.  Used 17 mm eyepiece with
> 8" scope.
> Did not see it so I am considering observational error
> or element set position offsets as possible factors as
> well as the possible "it was too faint". 

So I'm not the only one being frustrated.  With fresh elements, position 
should be correct. Could it be fainter than mag 13?  What was QUICKSAT 	
predicted mag?

Jay Respler
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