From: TG (
Date: Sun Feb 03 2008 - 16:55:29 UTC

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    Hello SeeSat-L
    Having just subscribed to the list I wanted to introduce myself.
    I've spent a lot of time on in recent years, observed 
    quite a few satellites but was not inclined to record observations 
    accurately.  That has changed since USA 193 made the news, and I see that 
    other recent subscribers have come on-board for the same reason (good luck 
    to them).
    My only sighting of USA 193 so far was yesterday morning when, with a clear 
    sky to the north, it passed very close to the pole star.  I kick myself now 
    for not having a stop-watch at the ready.  Here's what I witnessed:
    Then I read a posting from Marco Langbroek that said:
    "Method: Meade ETX-70 (7cm/F5) @ 14x magnification, stopwatch and Molczan's 
    Obsreduce software."
    So that's how it's done!  Ok, now I have Obsreduce installed I'll set about 
    learning how to use it.
    Clear skies everyone.
    Terry Gibson
    Olton, Solihull, West Midlands, England
    52.44N  1.801W
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