Re: Correction:Molniya 3-48 r obs, 10 Jan 97

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Thu, 9 Jan 1997 19:10:27 -0700 (MST)

Time of obs was 1:14:48.7 UT, not 2:14:48.7.  Mea cupla.

Ron

At 18:30 97/1/09 -0700, you wrote:
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>>Molniya 3-48 r   7.5  2.6  0.0  5.3 d            232 x 175 km
>>1 24641U 96060B   97010.02793143  .02316751  25921-2  56150-3 0 91542
>>2 24641  62.7907 220.1044 0043930 127.9287 232.4684 16.25935515 12282
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>Using these elements, I observed the object pass underneath Fomalhaut 
>at 1:14:48.7 UT on 10 Jan 97. RA 22h 57.4 m, dec -29 deg 46 min (J2000)
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>My position 104.5614 w, 38.9478 N, 2073 m.
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>Despite a low elevation (14 deg) pass in the SW after sunset, and 
>some light cloud cover, it was easily seen in 7x50  binocs.
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>I was impressed by the obvious speed..faster than any other satellite
>I have observed.   Flash pattern was not discerned well enough
>but possible main flash period about 15 secs.
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>The elements were RIGHT ON!   Graci Alan
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>Will try to view on other passes but a storm is approaching
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>Ron Lee
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