Observ. Thurs Eve.

Robert Sheaffer (sheaffer@netcom.com)
Fri, 4 Jul 1997 10:54:00 -0700 (PDT)

Observations 3 July 1997    (Thu Eve, July 4 UT)

06:08:54  UT   Appulse of unexpected satellite, Mag 4, with Epsilon
               Herculis. Moved from near Alpha Ophiuchi into Hercules.
               Slow-moving. Believed to be #20436, Spot 2, predicted mag 5.1,
               approx 10s fast on current elset.

06:17:00       Appulse of unexpected Mag 3.5/4.0 satellite with Beta
               Herculis. Moved above Bootes into Draco. No matching
               object in molczan.tle. Closest to it is #4391, Cosmos 336 r,
               predicted to be Mag. 6.0 on a parallel path 20 degrees
               to the east.

06:25          Cosmos 1867 (#18187), slow-moving, Mag 4, seen moving
               from Serpens Caput into Ophiuchus. Moved into shadow

06:30:08       Virtual occultation of Beta Herculis by Cosmos 2278
               rocket (#23088). Position & time exactly match Skymap 
               prediction, however
 magnitude was only 4.5 vs. 3.3 

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