USA 129

ROB MATSON (ROB_MATSON@cpqm.mail.saic.com)
6 Jan 1997 15:18:04 -0800

                      Subject:                              Time:  15:12
  OFFICE MEMO         USA 129                               Date:  97/01/06

Based on Ted Molczan's latest predictive element set for the USA 129 payload,
I took a look at the bright stars that the satellite should pass near for Rob
McNaught on Jan. 7, 1997.  All times that follow are local times for Rob (UTC
+ 10 hours):

22:09:50   appulse w/ Alp Aps (mag 3.8)
22:12:03   appulse w/ Alp Men (5.1)
22:13:14   < 1-deg from Alp Dor (3.5)
22:13:38   appulse w/ Del Cae (5.2)
22:14:05   < 0.5-deg from 43 Eri (4.1)
22:14:10   shadow entry begins
22:14:22   payload completely in umbra

(This is a fairly high pass that disappears shortly after culmination.)