Jan. 11 obs.

Daniel Deak (dan.deak@sympatico.ca)
Mon, 11 Jan 1999 23:13:43 -0500

Hello everyone,

Here are my observations for the evening of Jan. 11 1999 :
Temperature : -27°C (My poor feet and fingers!)

Intl ID  USSC   Name           UTC time    Timing      Mag  Elset epoch

89089 A  20322  COBE           22:26:15    Late 3 s     5    98365.091
98067 A  25544  ISS            22:40:32    Late 1 s     0    99010.449
90046 B  20625  Cosmos 2082 r  22:57:40.5  Early 4 s   2.5   98365.188
85020 A  15592  Cosmos 1633    23:05:38    Late 1.5 s  4.5   98365.124
81065 B  12586  Meteor 1-31 r  23:10:54    On time      4    98365.063
85113 A  16326  Cosmos 1707    23:15:02.5  On time     5.5   98365.098
79012 B  11269  Cosmos 1077 r  23:26       No timing    3    98365.113
79021 A  11288  Meteor 2-4     23:27       No timing   5.5   98365.603
93036 B  22676  Cosmos 2251 r  23:31:20    Early 1 s  5.5-7F 98364.163
87001 A  17290  Meteor 2-15    23:37:58.5  Late 1.5 s  3.5   98365.176
71059 B  05328  Meteor 1-9 r   23:43:36.5  Late 26 s    4    98365.557
88064 B  19337  Meteor 3-2 r   23:53:49    On time    5.5-7F 98365.573
80026 B  11751  Cosmos 1171 r  23:54:58    Early 1.5 s  6    98365.200
85041 B  15752  Cosmos 1655 r  00:07:29    On time     5.5   98365.168


Negative obs with 7x35 binoculars :

72035 B  06020  Cosmos 489 r  -0.5/+2.25 min  98365.110


This was the greatest number of satellites observed in one session for
me. I also observed a 0.9 mag flare from the right MMA of Iridium 47
at 22:06:42 UTC, 1 sec late on prediction. Yesterday, Jan. 10 at
22:12:51, I also witnessed a nice -6.4 mag flare from the right MMA of
Iridium 25. This one was right on time. Iridflar 1.63 was used for the
prediction.

All timings exact within 1 sec.
Positions taken with star background by SatSpy using molczan.tle

--
Daniel Deak
St-Bonaventure, Québec  <dan.deak@sympatico.ca>
45.9483°N, 72.6539°W, 58 m., UTC-5:00