Re: FORTE Observed

Jim Varney (sat_watcher@rocketmail.com)
Sun, 31 Aug 1997 10:42:38 -0700 (PDT)

Great!  Some information I inadvertently left out of my original
posting:

Date, Time of Observation: 04:04:47 Aug 30 1997 UTC
Position: 21h 42m, +10.2 deg J2000 RA and Dec

---Eric Rosenberg <erosenberg@orbcomm.net> wrote:
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>      Jim --
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>      Don't count yourself out! I'm 'negotiating' for everyone to get
some 
>      goodie or another!
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>      Eric
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> Subject: FORTE Observed
> Author:  SeeSat-L@cds.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de at #internet
> Date:    30-08-97 00:31
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> 
> Oh well, I didn't finish "in the money" but it was fun looking!
>      
> FORTE for me was steady at 4th magnitude.  Culmination was 37 deg 
> above the eastern horizon.  This elset from OIG
>      
> FORTE
> 1 24920U 97047A   97241.88321338  .00000167  00000-0  10000-3 0   
26 
> 2 24920  69.9597 273.6753 0024085 168.8226 191.3468 14.22578340    30
>      
> was off quite a bit.  FORTE was 2 min 42.5 sec early and the track
was 
> 2 degress to the west.
>      
> The OIG elset for 97047B had me looking for the booster, supposedly 
> trailing, but I did not see it.
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