Triple Play

Mike DiMuzio (mdimuzio@cisnet.com)
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 03:08:34 +0000

	Three good passes of Starshine, ISS and Usa 144 tonight.

Starshine came by first.  I spotted one flash at 01:37:21 UTC, June 22, 1999
azimuth 122, elevation 66, magnitude about 1.5.  No other flashes were 
spotted.

Next was ISS, making a fine pass in the northwest, about 5.5 seconds early
using this elset
ISS (ZARYA)
1 25544U 98067A   99169.48444312  .00009973  00000-0  13198-3 0  7052
2 25544  51.5940 191.3459 0011318   0.4034 359.6958 15.58942527 32809
ISS at brightest was 0.5.

The final sat was USA 144.  Using 
USA 144           15    4    0 3.4
1 25744  99028A   99167.90066188  .00000000  00000 1  00000 1 0    03
2 25744  63.4395  65.9713 0234713 291.3036  67.5185  9.69752369    07
USA 144 was 5 seconds early and was about 1.3 degrees NE of its predicted
path by Satspy 3.0.  It passes so close to Arcturus at 02:21:00 UTC that it
became lost in that star's glare. At this time, it was 6.0 mag.

Mike
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41.087N  80.714W 305 meters

Mike DiMuzio    mdimuzio@cisnet.com