Re: fast moving bright unid

From: C. Bassa via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 20:53:57 +0200
Got it!

The Sun was only 5 deg below the horizon but my search elset predicted
a close appulse with Scheat (Beta Peg). Calibrating the mount on the
Moon and slewing to that position showed Scheat and one other star.
USA 186 was 19 late and 0.2 deg below the predictions from the search
elset based on Kevin's observations.

28888 05 042A   4171 G 20140908183807752 17 25 2254455+250302 37 S
28888 05 042A   4171 G 20140908183809686 17 25 2258496+261542 37 S
28888 05 042A   4171 G 20140908183811744 17 25 2302956+273281 37 S
28888 05 042A   4171 G 20140908183813945 17 25 2307912+285576 37 S
28888 05 042A   4171 G 20140908183815491 17 25 2311857+295178 37 S

Fitting an orbit to both Kevin and these observations gives:
1 28888U 05042A   14251.77652340  .00000000  00000-0  50000-4 0    04
2 28888  96.9174 289.4726 0129943   0.3928  51.8245 15.71831976    03
# 20140908.01-20140908.78, 26 measurements, 0.014 deg rms

Regards,
    Cees
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