Fwd: ADEOS passed up by smaller, lower sat? (Solved)

From: Greg Williams K4HSM via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:01:46 -0400
My thanks to Leo Barhorst for solving two mysteries.

It appears I saw Cartosat 2A. BTW the ADEOS I saw was the rocket body, not the actual satellite. I didn't realize until after I'd sent the message and got caught up in the tandem of satellites soon thereafter. Those were the NOSS 6 A & P satellites, which Leo also quickly discovered. 

Always grateful.

BTW: What Android apps would any of  you recommend for tracking birds? I use PrediSat and Satellite AR but they're so-so. 

Replies offlist please.

Greg Williams
k4hsm_at_knology.net
Sent from my Verizon Wireless DROID


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Subject: Re: ADEOS passed up by smaller, lower sat?
From: Leo Barhorst <l.barhorst_at_upcmail.nl>
To: Greg Williams K4HSM <k4hsm_at_knology.net>
CC: 

Hello Greg,

 

I had used an old full catalog file.

Downloaded the last from SpaceTrack.

Now the 2nd sat is there.

It is Cartosat 2A, 2008 021A, 32783 in a 97.935 incl 620x640 km orbit

The H2 r/b is in a 98.744 incl 856x1305 km orbit.

So the were at least more than 220 km apart.

You may forwarded this to Seesat-L.

Regards
Leo
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From: Greg Williams K4HSM via Seesat-l
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:43 AM
To: seesat-l_at_satobs.org
Subject: ADEOS passed up by smaller, lower sat?

Knoxville, Tn
Time of event: 0215z

Just observed two satellites in my binoculars at the same time, one about 
.5 - 1.0 magnitude dimmer than the other that came into the field of view as 
I was observing the unknown. Both traveling North on a polar orbit.  The 
brighter one was slower than the dimmer one. They came to within less than 
an arcsecond at closest point of conjunction.

I'm placing the brighter sat as ADEOS as it was in the right area at the 
time this occurred. I'm curious as to the other object and how far apart 
they actually were altitude-wise. I'm certain they were over 25km in 
altitude at least.

Location of conjunction was near the star Deneb, between the M29 and M39 
clusters. Altitude approximately 43deg, traveling N and was to my NNE.

Thanks
Greg Williams
k4hsm_at_knology.net
Sent from my Verizon Wireless DROID
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