Re: Decaying Cosmos 1172

Tony Beresford (
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 01:32:10 +1000

At 11:21 18/12/97 +0100, you wrote:
>This should be an interesting object until decay. OIG has just posted
>new elsets, after a gap of 13 days ! Watch for new ones at OIG and
>Alan Pickup's
>The whole orbit is sunlit, but the perigee is now at 54S in the afternoon,
>climbing to 300 km at 62S at apex around 20:35 local time, reaching 1500 km
>at 40S around local midnight
Just tried observing it from Adelaide (34.97S) with 7x50 binoculars.
Nothing seen  -5min + 4 min at range of 1750Km.
Tony Beresford