VB: Re: Unknown flasher

bjorn@tt-tech.se
Tue, 9 Jul 1996 12:32:07 +0100

( I sent a message to Luc asking for additional info, and one
  with SkyMap output screen in .gif form, and report table )

Sorry for reading your message too hastily - I was confused
by "Last 2 night ( July 5 ... July 6 ...)

I ran SkyMap on Allen Thomsson's el960630.tle, setting a .cfg file
for satellites potentially brighter than 10.0, closer than 10000 km
and culminating above 75 degrees, visible 02:23-02:31, and found
9 other objects, of which three could be described as N-S :

#00932 64-76B (mag 9.4?) 02:26:32  78 deg. E
#17067 86-86B (mag 5.2?) 02:30:59  89 deg. W
#23405 94-77B (mag 3.9 ) 02:29:17  85 deg. W close to DMSP

Your answers to previous questions, and comments on
chart/table below may reveal (or eliminate) other candidates.

Below are elsets for the 1+9 objects (in fact a complete
SkyMap .cfg file )

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[SkyMap]
Script=3D<ENT><F7><F8>
DefDir=3DC:\BjGi\QuickSky
StarFile=3Dmag81.dat
CatEpoch=3DJ2000
EphemFile=3Del960630.tle
CityFile=3Dskymap.cty
SiteName=3DLuc Fontaine, Quebec
HPGLFile=3DLuc.plt
LandFiles=3Dworld.pnt
Report=3Dluc.rpt
MapTitle=3D90 105 A , DMSP, #20978
CatJD=3D2451545.000000
Lat=3D 46.407800
Long=3D -70.863900
Alt=3D        381.
Zone=3D -4
DelRA=3D 22.5000000
DelDec=3D  5.0000000
MinMag=3D 0.00
MaxMag=3D 6.00
MinIdx=3D 1
MaxIdx=3D10
MapDate=3D 7/ 6/ 1996
MapTime=3D 2:30: 0
TrackRes=3D   1
TickRes=3D  20
TagRes=3D   0
RA=3D 18.9947927
Dec=3D 31.9908712
Azim=3D 85.5000263
Elev=3D 85.7133979
FOV=3D 27.1641791
EpochJD=3D2451545.000000
EquinoxJD=3D2451545.000000
MaxAlt=3D 99999.0
MaxRange=3D 10000.0
SearchDur=3D23.000
MinElev=3D  0.00
Culmination=3D 75.00
LabelMag=3D 5.00
DeepMag=3D 2.00
Transit=3D0
SunDown=3D  0.00
DefSatMag=3D 4.0
DimmestSat=3D10.0
SSLabel=3D1
PlotMode=3DSatellite
Model=3DSGP4
Projection=3DStereographic
SunAtSite=3DOff
TrackType=3DEquatorial
SunCode=3DOn
LocalStart=3DOff
LocalTag=3DOff
LabelStar=3DOn
Occult=3DOn
AllSats=3DOff
DrawLand=3DOff
ProperMotion=3DOff
Precess=3DOff
Nut=3DOff
NGC=3DOff
HPGL=3DOn
TrueSize=3DOn
HDMS=3DOff
DeepSky=3DOn
EqOfDate=3DOff
EpOfDate=3DOff
Greek=3DOn
PCTime=3DOff
SatJD( 0)=3D2450270.602083
SatDur( 0)=3D    8.00000
SatName( 1)=3D64076  B
NORAD( 1)=3D00932
1 00932U 64076  B 96180.11277748  .00000174  00000-0  55888-4 0  4050
2 00932  81.3468  88.8149 1168901  44.8621 324.1143 12.56178960438104
SatJD( 1)=3D2450270.601662
SatDur( 1)=3D   19.55422
Autolocate( 1)=3D 79.2600, 78.3063
SatName( 2)=3D66056  B
NORAD( 2)=3D02255
1 02255U 66056  B 96180.12269501  .00000002  00000-0  10000-3 0   129
2 02255  86.9414  77.5216 0050326 166.0959 194.1245  7.94758391870956
SatJD( 2)=3D2450270.598786
SatDur( 2)=3D   44.50298
Autolocate( 2)=3D 86.9328, 82.0040
SatName( 3)=3D75082  B
NORAD( 3)=3D08352
1 08352U 75082  B 96180.15363695 -.00000111  00000-0  19125-4 0  9022
2 08352  46.9916 216.2477 0086044 289.8737  69.2847 13.60040668 33657
SatJD( 3)=3D2450270.603455
SatDur( 3)=3D   19.21667
Autolocate( 3)=3D162.7216, 78.2788
SatName( 4)=3D76032  A
NORAD( 4)=3D08799
1 08799U 76032  A 96180.12726263  .00000249  00000-0  13257-3 0  7730
2 08799  81.2556  87.0950 0033654 304.8496  54.9511 14.10388088 40422
SatJD( 4)=3D2450270.597719
SatDur( 4)=3D   12.83052
Autolocate( 4)=3D 79.0987, 84.7069
SatName( 5)=3D86086  B
NORAD( 5)=3D17067
1 17067U 86086  B 96180.15577871  .00000031  00000-0  15478-4 0  4059
2 17067  82.9449  84.2847 0033715 181.1187 178.9903 13.76665739483519
SatJD( 5)=3D2450270.603514
SatDur( 5)=3D   13.55282
Autolocate( 5)=3D267.7291, 88.5145
SatName( 6)=3D90005  A
NORAD( 6)=3D20436
1 20436U 90005  A 96180.55436614 -.00000044  00000-0  00000 0 0   873
2 20436  98.6978 254.0220 0000906  65.7839 294.3433 14.20040761333453
SatJD( 6)=3D2450270.604149
SatDur( 6)=3D   11.75000
Autolocate( 6)=3D 74.7501, 80.0123
SatName( 7)=3D90105  A
NORAD( 7)=3D20978
1 20978U 90105  A 96180.13339395  .00000050  00000-0  33171-4 0  6756
2 20978  98.5960 251.1731 0079701 137.4036 223.3364 14.32660513291289
SatJD( 7)=3D2450270.605446
SatDur( 7)=3D   11.15000
Autolocate( 7)=3D255.6670, 83.4863
SatName( 8)=3D91061  A
NORAD( 8)=3D21688
1 21688U 91061  A 96179.13559233 -.00000044  00000-0  00000-0 0  9736
2 21688  99.0772 253.2266 0017479 204.9031 155.1291 13.96212132140283
SatJD( 8)=3D2450270.604039
SatDur( 8)=3D   12.73333
Autolocate( 8)=3D 72.5564, 79.5856
SatName( 9)=3D93061  J
NORAD( 9)=3D23107
1 23107U 93061  J 96159.16878968  .00001592  00000-0  60719-3 0  2069
2 23107  98.5690 232.3334 0013147 200.2746 159.7917 14.32162372140802
SatJD( 9)=3D2450270.602182
SatDur( 9)=3D   11.31667
Autolocate( 9)=3D 74.0021, 77.7207
SatName(10)=3D94077  B
NORAD(10)=3D23405
1 23405U 94077  B 96179.02437561 -.00000029  00000-0  10000-4 0  2373
2 23405  70.9819 109.9532 0001218  38.4583 321.6624 14.14208793 82094
SatJD(10)=3D2450270.602224
SatDur(10)=3D   12.13874
Autolocate(10)=3D246.5196, 84.7262
SatJD(11)=3D2450270.604167
SatDur(11)=3D    5.00000
AutoJD=3D2450270.583333
AutoTT=3D1