USA 129 obs Dec 22, 1997 from Adelaide

Tony Beresford (starman@camtech.net.au)
Wed, 24 Dec 1997 01:22:29 +1000

24680 96 072A   8597 24NOV97 114822.9  20 15 053000-2050    50   S+050 05
24680 96 072A   8597 24NOV97 132437.1  20 15 222424-4125    50   S+040 05
24680 96 072A   8597 27NOV97 125045.8  20 15 204500-8857    70   S+045 05
24680 96 072A   8597 29NOV97 115744.8  20 15 071324-4725    70   S+055 05 
24680 96 072A   8597 01DEC97 124109.9  20 15 034800-7425    50   S+045 05
24680 96 072A   8597 03DEC97 132443.3  20 15 224500-4438    50   S+060 05
24680 96 072A   8597 09DEC97 121852.4  20 15 055800-4400    50   S+035 05
24680 96 072A   8597 10DEC97 123804.9  20 15 092200-8045    50   S+045 05
24680 96 072A   8597 11DEC97 130026.1  20 15 235948-6534    50   S+035 05
24680 96 072A   8597 13DEC97 120603.2  20 15 071700-3845    50   S+035 05
24680 96 072A   8597 15DEC97 124751.8  20 15 022400-6840    50   S+025 05
24680 96 072A   8597 16DEC97 130940.5  20 15 001454-3455    50   S+040 05
24680 96 072A   8597 19DEC97 123444.0  20 15 053830-6243    50   V+030 05
24680 96 072A   8597 22DEC97 122050.9  20 15 091536-5757    50   S+065 05
On time 
This object height above earth's surface around 35S is dropping to
such an extent that passes at useful elevation do not always occur,
unlike the last few weeks, and the latitude at which it goes into
the Earth's shadow is moving poleward.
Tony Beresford