RE: Satellite ID Help

Jeff Hunt (
Sun, 28 Dec 97 19:44:38

--- On Sun, 28 Dec 1997 19:04:44 -0500 (EST)  Keith Stein 
<> wrote in part:

>The object
>was very easy to see with the naked eye and moved rather slow compared 
>to others I've seen over many years. The direction of travel appeared to 
>be from south to about north-northeast at 5:59 p.m. eastern time (2259 
>I'm about 25 miles south of Washington DC, so I put my latitude and
>longitude at about;
>Lat:  38.9206 North
>Lon:  -77.0658 West

Sounds like 17590/Cos 1833 rocket.
It was on my list of sats to observe this evening (Dec 28) but I got 
outside too late to view it. I had prepared a list of elements provided 
by the GSOC prediction service for this evening and was simulating them 
on the PC screen in real time. The predictions (greater than mag 4.0) 
worked out very well, most were observed naked eye.

17590 Cos 1833r
1 17590U 87027B   97360.61810710 -.00000171  00000-0 -62479-4 0  6760
2 17590  71.0048 358.8274 0005637 324.0337  36.0438 14.15854060557009

Jeff Hunt <>
Charlotte Hall, Md. USA 38.51N, 76.76W