TiPS observation report

Ted Molczan (molczan@fox.nstn.ca)
Wed, 17 Jul 1996 23:54:53 -0400

I observed TiPS on 18 Jul 96 at about 02:11 UTC. It was
about 2 seconds early, and on course, relative Rainer's 
day 96191 elset.

I observed using mounted 11x80 binoculars from:

43.68767 N
79.39267 W
215.5 m elevation

The tether appeared to be oriented along the direction of motion.
The leading end-mass glinted occasionally.

The observations of the leading end-mass were:

Object     date         time          RA        DEC     Epoch
96029?  1996 07 18   02 11 39.4    18 52.00   -09 41.0  2000.0  
96029?  1996 07 18   02 12 04.9    18 58.33   -13 00.0  2000.0

I estimate the positional accuracy of the first obs at 0.02 deg;
the second at 0.03 deg. The time accuracy was about 0.1 s for both.

This was my first ever tether observation. Very impressive sight!

Ted Molczan