Re: Satellite ID Help

Ron Lee (
Sun, 28 Dec 1997 17:44:16 -0700

Your description of the pass is not quite detailed enough to definetely ID
the object (lacking time at a specific point such as star or az/el), but 
my best analysis is that it was #17590, Cosmos 1833  Rkt

It will make another good pass on 29 Dec, rising at (az/el 193/0) at 535 PM

Passing 7 degrees south of Saturn (160/45) at 5:41:30 PM

15 degress north of the Pleiades (90/57) at 5:43:15 PM

Then 7 degrees North of Capella (50/43) at 5:44:30 PM

Ron Lee

>Its been a while seen I looked into the night sky, or at a star chart, so
>I'm not even going to attempt to give a magnitude of the object. The object
>was very easy to see with the naked eye and moved rather slow compared to
>others I've seen over many years. The direction of travel appeared to be
>from south to about north-northeast at 5:59 p.m. eastern time (2259 UTC).
>I'm about 25 miles south of Washington DC, so I put my latitude and
>longitude at about;
>Lat:  38.9206 North
>Lon:  -77.0658 West