One observation and several failures

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Sat, 17 May 1997 00:34:16 +0200

Our Nordic "summer" nights have become to bright for useful
observations. Tonight I failed to see #24763 97-15 C,
#24762 97-15 B, #24806 97-24B, and of course for about the
tenth time this year #22251 USA 86 and #23728 USA 116.

I may have seen the latter on Apr 12 and 15, but searching
for them within a span increasing to +/- 10 minutes, which
should have been sufficient, never resulted in a matching
observation. The number of clear nights has not been very
large until recently either. I will have to give up, and
resume observations in August, unless a possible sighting
is reported here.
I will try tomorrow evening for #24763, though.

I did see #24805 though, steady and brightening from +4 in
Auriga in the north, to about +0.5 near Vega.
Time was within three seconds from elset below.

Except for STS-84, the following objects are not in OIG's
thirty.tle :

The latest set =
1 24800U 97022A   97136.04168448  .00019217  00000-0  17363+0 0    74
2 24800  62.8323 189.9413 7381220 312.5938   5.6055  2.03321046    45
The latest set =
1 24801U 97022B   97136.56299079  .00259826  27184-4  68953-3 0    81
2 24801  62.7708 180.9902 0202388 113.2701 248.9973 15.68111787   405
The latest set =
1 24802U 97022C   97136.43481710  .00576374  75456-5  88138-3 0    97
2 24802  62.8174 181.3700 0234043 116.9272 245.5846 15.69325900   385
The latest set =
1 24803U 97022D   97134.07379679 -.00000609  00000-0  10000-3 0    13
2 24803  62.8282 190.1953 7374802 312.5717   5.4767  2.04211885    02
STS-84
1 24804U 97023A   97136.46373843 -.00002501  10735-4  39859-5 0    60
2 24804  51.6567 245.2917 0087494 333.7669  41.7843 15.77779932   171
The latest set =
1 24805U 97024A   97136.18458129 +.00981539 +71932-5 +34816-3 0 00173
2 24805 064.8599 089.1094 0110052 064.7075 296.5707 16.11166463000114
The latest set =
1 24806U 97024B   97136.49331186  .02134667  73006-5  74255-3 0    68
2 24806  64.8664  87.9917 0087971  59.2597 301.6963 16.15449174   163

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