Meteor 1-2 r Obs #2

finn@main.jetnet.ab.ca
Fri, 11 Jun 1999 01:06:09 -0600 (MDT)

Once again the weather forecast was wrong and clear skies allowed me to
observe Meteor 1-2 r for a second night.

With this elset:

Meteor 1-2 r     3.8  2.6  0.0  5.1 v            220 x 214 km
1 04120U 69084B   99162.00157699  .01547514  12507-2  76830-3 0 97772
2 04120  81.2016  96.8491 0004187 178.4650 181.5363 16.20903770625134

With my 10x50s i picked it up speeding along at an elevation of 6 degrees,
at an azimuth of 72 degrees (est) and 06:27:59 11 Jun UTC +/- 3 sec. It
passed just below what i believe was Markab, i don't have the exact time it
did that but Meteor 1-2 r went into shadow at 06:28:14 UTC after passing
Markab. Since my 10x50s have a FOV of 5.5 degrees, i estimate that it was
1.3 degrees below the star.

It's predicted peak this time was Azim 61.9 degrees Elev 6 degrees at
06:27:42 11 Jun UTC.

Jari
54.25N
110.11W
556m