Re: NOSS 2-1 (C & D)

From: Ralph McConahy (rmcconahy@earthlink.net)
Date: Sat Jun 15 2002 - 10:07:45 EDT


Tom Wagner wrote:
> I just picked up what I believe was NOSS 2-1 (C)
> and NOSS 2-1 (D) as they entered Lyra. I got the
> stats at H-A. They entered Lyra at about 23:17:34.
> I saw only these two together. I cannot get data
> at H-A about NOSS 2-1 (B). Anybody know if this
> is with the other two and I just missed it?

Tom,

Yes, that's what you saw. Note that the trio is C, D, and E (instead of B).
C&D would have been very close to one another--nearly identical track and
only separated by 1-second (less than 0.5 in the sky). As they crossed
Lyra, E would have been about 3 higher and leading the other two by about
8-seconds.

> By the way, while waiting for the NOSS satellites
> to enter Lyra another but faster moving and much
> brighter satellite zoomed through Lyra a minute or
> so earlier, going the same direction as what the
> NOSS satellites were about to go.

You saw Cosmos 1346 r...

Cosmos 1346 r    3.8  2.6  0.0  5.1 v  8.3
1 13121U 82027B   02161.68888471 +.00002650 +00000-0 +22930-3 0 00440
2 13121 081.1713 236.2431 0035741 116.5303 243.9571 14.96363590093640

> Then as I was watching the duo proceed toward
> Cygnus, a fainter satellite passed in my
> binocular field of view going East!

You saw Cosmos 1410 r...

Cosmos 1410 r    7.4  2.4  0.0  5.5 v   19
1 13590U 82096B   02163.81434862 +.00000010 +00000-0 +00000-0 0 06359
2 13590 082.6096 077.2345 0007267 048.5139 311.6561 12.42646391894430

By your description, you must have been watching NOSS 2-1 (C) and (D). It is
sometimes hard to spot the outside one of the trio--in this case (E).

  Ralph McConahy
  34.8829N  117.0064W  670m



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