RE: X-37B (OTV 2-1, USA 226) seen (observation)

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Sun May 20 2012 - 20:35:07 UTC

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    Alexander Repnoy wrote:
    
    > May 19 2012 19:02 UTC I object seen in 10 deg FOV (low-power bino) the
    > latest TLE set from J12139.08.
    > May 20 2012 19:05 UTC I object seen in 10 deg FOV (low-power bino) the
    > latest TLE set from J12139.08.
    > 
    > PPAS:
    > 11- 10 A 12-05-19 19:02      AR                       S; b 6
    > 
    > PPAS:
    > 11- 10 A 12-05-20 19:05      AR                       S; b 5
    
    Your reported magnitudes are somewhat fainter than expected of this object on the predicted passes, but not impossible.
    How confident are you that you saw OTV 2? Can you estimate or describe the object's path relative the constellations or
    individual stars?
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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