Cosmos 2228 sighting

finn@main.jetnet.ab.ca
Sat, 2 Jan 1999 18:23:26 -0700 (MST)

I was able to observe Cosmos 2228 #22286 as it passed overhead at 00:43 03
Jan UTC. It varied in magnitude from 2 to invisible several times at 1x
which indicates that it is tumbling. Other objects seen between 00:43 and
01:04 03 Jan include:

Cosmos 2297 r  #23405
Cosmos 1939    #19045
Gblstr 1 Dlt r #25166
Cosmos 1356 r  #13154

I tried to look for Meteor 1-6 at 1x but no luck, although it was only going
to be 20 degrees above the horizon. I used these elsets:

Meteor 1-6       5.0  1.5  0.0  5.8 v            215 x 210 km
1 04583U 70085A   99003.03350820  .01105453  68354-3  48249-3 0 95333
2 04583  81.1230 359.0320 0003939 130.9436 229.0904 16.22543658550052

Jari
54.25N
110.11W
556m