Possible observation of IGS 1A (2003-009A, 27698)

From: Bram Dorreman via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 01:08:27 +0200
Yesterday, June 30th, 2014 I saw a very bright, irregular fast moving
sun-synchronous satellite moving south-north. Its location under Deneb,
alpha Cygni. Its time 221520.

To night , July 1st, 2014, I was waiting around the same time plus and
minus 10 minutes.. And a similar object appeared close to the expected
place. I tried to track it and was able to fix one point:

As I did not use ObsReduce, but Guide 8 in stead I cannot add accuracy
values for place and time.

In IOD-format:

27698 03 009A 4160 G 20140701221948240 27 15 1928300+500459 00 I+015 05
It had a magnitude -4 flare after the observation.

By sending this I hope other observers are helped to find this decaying
object and might be able to track it more accurate. I am aware of the fact
that this satellite has a low orbit and leaves earth shadow at a rather
northern latitude.

Best regards and happy hunting.

For IOD-format see:


Bram Dorreman using 7x50 binoculars

Site 4160: 51.27931 N, 5.47683 E, 35 m (WGS84)
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