FORTE Observed

Jim Varney (sat_watcher@rocketmail.com)
Fri, 29 Aug 1997 21:25:34 -0700 (PDT)

Oh well, I didn't finish "in the money" but it was fun looking!

FORTE for me was steady at 4th magnitude.  Culmination was 37 deg
above the eastern horizon.  This elset from OIG

FORTE
1 24920U 97047A   97241.88321338  .00000167  00000-0  10000-3 0    26
2 24920  69.9597 273.6753 0024085 168.8226 191.3468 14.22578340    30

was off quite a bit.  FORTE was 2 min 42.5 sec early and the track was
2 degress to the west.

The OIG elset for 97047B had me looking for the booster, supposedly
trailing, but I did not see it.
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Jim Varney   121.398W  38.458N 8m   Sacramento, CA
jamesv@softcom.net, sat_watcher@rocketmail.com

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen 
--Brigitte Bardot



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