Re: Shuttle Obs

From: bob@zarya.info
Date: Thu Jun 06 2002 - 03:32:51 EDT


Elsets are only good until the next orbital manouevre:

The set below should be usable for the next few hours:

STS-111
1 27440U 02028A   02157.25000000  .00074620  13520-4  13089-3 0    
46
2 27440  51.6343 108.2037 0074702 183.5064 116.2077 15.96805446    
56

On 5 Jun 2002 at 23:55, Jari wrote:

> I looked for the Shuttle on it's second pass but nothing at the predicted
> time of 06:35 UTC using these elsets:
> 
> STS-111
> 1 27440U 02028A   02156.91862236  .00076339  12088-4  10182-4 0     11
> 2 27440  51.6313 109.9909 0060903 343.2854 196.0835 16.28970136    07
> 
> so i waited and 7 min later it appeared, quite bright, mag -4 and fast. I
> was even able to track it with my 10x50s after it went into shadow as they
> left the lights on in the bay. If i had waited the 7 minutes after the first
> pass i would have caught it then as well.
> 
> Jari
> 49.40N
> 125.00W
> 30m
> 
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Bob Christy
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