NOSS 2-3 r??, PPAS, also C* 1378, NOAA 13

Walter Nissen (dk058@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Sun, 19 May 1996 11:26:33 -0400

Rainer Kracht's superb elset, below, led me directly to an easy naked-eye 
object in Lyra.  Thanks. 
 
In this PPAS report (these are all new), the first is one which has been 
bouncing around in a crude form for sometime.  As has been my consistent 
practice, the times given are the times of the first recorded flashes. 
 
PPAS(beginning): 
Walter I. Nissen, Jr., CDP, dk058@cleveland.freenet.edu, 55 Barrett RD #808, 
Berea, OH 44017-1657, USA, 216-243-4980, -81d 51.823', 41d 22.413', 256m, 7x35 
91- 59 B 96-02-10  0:24: 9.9 WN   88.7 1.    6 14.79  C* 2154 r 
                    above accuracy was unrecorded, 1.s is a pure, sheer, guess 
92- 73 B 96-05-02  1:47:19.5 WN  149.2  .5  10 14.92  A'A', C* 2218 r, 4?->inv 
96- 29 B 96-05-19  8: 6:55.5 WN        1.             irr A', mag 1? or 2? 
           NOSS 2-3 r??, object was fairly steady in Lyr, strong flasher later 
 
Subtract   7.76s 
 8  7  3.26    8  6 55.50 
 8  7 15.29    8  7  7.53    12.03 
 8  7 26.80    8  7 19.04    11.51 
 8  7 34.29    8  7 26.53     7.49 
 8  7 39.57    8  7 31.81     5.28 
 8  7 44.72    8  7 36.96     5.15 
 8  7 50.50    8  7 42.74     5.78 
 Total   47.24  /  6  =   7.87 
   96    5  Year and month (2I5) 
   41.3735  -81.8637      256.  lat, long, hgt (3F10.0) 
   19    8    6 55.50   6  Start day,hr,mn,sec  nbr timings 
  0.00  0 
 12.03  1 
 23.54  2 
 31.03  3 
 36.31  4 
 41.46  5 
 47.24  6 
NOSS 2-3 r 
1 23863U 96 29  B 96138.00000000  .00027088  00000-0  25489-3 0    04 
2 23863  63.4166 259.8449 0260492 161.2347 298.0299 15.34269679    09 
 
Astrometric position, maybe as good as 1' in arc.  Near occultation of 
11 delta-1 Lyrae. 
NOSS 2-3 r?? 
96  5 19  8  5 43.47  18 51.98 +36.908  1950 
object was about 3 or 4s EARLY wrt above elset from Rainer Kracht 
 
Some combination of morning metabolism, clouds/haze, maneuvers and/or 
distraction by Intercosmos 22 denied me any sighting of the putative 
payload(s), though I did see some pretty spectacular flashes to mag -1? 
from the otherwise invisible: 
NOAA 13          7.5  1.9  0.0  5.8 
1 22739U 93050  A 96137.29079518 -.00000011  00000-0  19283-4 0   639 
2 22739  99.0400  92.3179 0009325 317.8285  42.2171 14.10962828142556 
Also 
C* 1378      6.0  2.0  0.0  5.9 
1 13271U 82059  A 96137.06010578  .00000186  00000-0  20714-4 0  6070 
2 13271  82.5052 125.3315 0017758 171.5444 188.6075 14.87004763752483 
didn't seem very steady, possibly due to clouds/haze. 
 
Cheers. 
 
Walter Nissen                   dk058@cleveland.freenet.edu 
 
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