no luck with OTV 5

From: Kevin Fetter via Seesat-l <>
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 10:54:41 +0000 (UTC)
Using Ted's recent search orbits, I went to play try to spot the OTV.

Nothing was seen at the predicted times. I looked a few minutes before and after.

Now for crazy thought observation, so pay no attention.

While staring at the sky, I noticed a moving star. It could have been a airplane, I couldn't see any flashing lights, as they sky was bright.

This object passed above Alpha Orion, I beleive around 10:32 utc ( Oct 5 )  The path was was off, from OTV was predicted and the angle of the path seemed off to.

I tried to aim and follow the darn thing, no luck. Trying to point the video camera which is mounted on top of a telescope, is a pain in the behind, even more so when trying to follow a moving object.


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