Satobs IGS 1A from 4160 BD 2014-07-15

From: Bram Dorreman via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:54:44 +0200
With some holes in the clouddeck I was fortunate to find and observe IGS
1A.
I picked it up while checking its path expecting it about one minute later.

To be able to see this decaying satellite I had to move about 255 meters
almost exactly in northern direction. So the sitenumber 4160 in the
following observation report is not correct.
The satellite flashed (probably) regularly to negative magnitudes.

When I saw the ObsReduce results it showed 85 seconds early. But I was
surprised to see a zero offtrack. May be this is caused by the very
inaccurate estimate of the distance almost exactly under star chi UMa.

27698 03 009A 4160 P 20140715224633490 27 15 1142598+471403 99 R+015 05

I hope Russell Eberst had better observing conditions and was able to
observe it as well.

For IOD-format see:

http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html

Bram Dorreman using 7x50 binoculars

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