ORBCOMM Obs, 27 Dec 97

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Sat, 27 Dec 1997 05:29:06 -0700

Just observed an ORBCOMM at 12:10 UT 27 Dec 97.  I used
an 8" telescope just in case, although it would have been
easy to see in 7x50 binoculars at magnitude 6-6.5.

The only odd thing is that I only saw one object.  According
to fresh elsets, 5 objects should have been on a nearly
identical track separated in time by 40 seconds.  The remaining
three should have followed two minutes later a few tenths of a 
degree higher (in declination).

Ron Lee