Re: Possible Telstar 19V observation

From: ronlee--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2018 13:41:17 -0600 (MDT)
I finally got Skymap working again so last night
I tried to observe Telstar 19V (#43562).

The observing order as objects passed south of
Beta Aqr (RA 21:32.5, Dec -5.5) was as follows

1) #39078, Amazonas 3

2) A close pair just to the southwest of #39078.  #35942
(Amazonas 2) and #42934 (Amazonas 5)

3)  #42592 (Echostar 18)

4)  #39008 (Echostar 16)

5)  #36792 (Echostar 15)

6)  #43562 (Telstar 19V)

#39078 came by at ~3:52:20 UT, 12 Aug 2018 (21:52:20 MDT/UT-6)

About 45 seconds later the close pair came by.  As it drifted
by it appeared that there might be three objects.  A closer
inspection over about 30 seconds verified that there were in
fact three satellites roughly in a line close to equally separated.

All three Echostar objects were observed but Telstar 19V was not seen
where expected.  After I saw object #37602 I ended the observing session.

The question is where is Telstar 19V?  Maybe it was not visible.
Maybe it was one of the three close objects.

The mean motion of the epoch 18218.261 elset is 1.004.  Perhaps
the elset is not correct.

My location is:

Lat= 38.947800
Long=-104.561400
Alt= 2073 meters.
Zone= -6.0

Any suggestions welcome.  I will look again tonight.

Ron Lee








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