Envisat Obs

From: Jari (finn1@telus.net)
Date: Fri Mar 01 2002 - 01:51:30 EST

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    Thanks to Ron Lee's Post Launch Envisat elset post i checked and saw that it
    would come out of shadow to the NW of my location. Since the Moon was up and
    the sky was hazy i used 10x50's. With my hands busy i couldn't check my
    watch but shortly after 06:31:12 1 Mar UTC, coming out of shadow time, i
    spotted a moving object in the expected direction, Az 320 El 20 deg heading
    to Az 339. It had an orange tint to it and i can't estimate the magnitude of
    it but it was easily seen with my binocs despite the sky conditions. I don't
    know if it was the Envisat itself or the rocket but i didn't see any object
    leading or trailing it but it was the object with these elsets:
    UNK                                              785 x 766 km
    1 27386U 02009A   02060.12060913 -.00000044  00000-0  00000-0 0    10
    2 27386  98.5327 128.7390 0013202 261.6647  98.2927 14.34878788    18
    Iridium A and Envisat in one night. Woo Hoo.
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