Re: Shenzhou not yet on OIG

From: Stephen Irons (stephen.irons@tait.co.nz)
Date: Wed Oct 15 2003 - 16:16:51 EDT

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    Perfect weather in Christchurch, New Zealand. I was a bit late in going 
    outside, but I saw it passing close to Mars at about 20:47 NZDT 
    (UTC+13), then going into shadow about 30s later.
    
    Many thanks to Ted Molczan for the elements, and Mike McCants for Quicksat.
    
    I have always used Heavens Above for predictions, but there were none 
    available at 17:30 NZDT. So I had a quick look around for an easy-to-use 
    prediction program.  It tooks about 20 minutes to decide on Quicksat, 
    then another 10 minutes to read the doco, set up the control file and 
    the elements file, 10 seconds to get the predictions, then another 5 
    minutes to work out what the output meant.
    
    I included ISS in the prediction so that I could cross-check the 
    prediction against HA.
    
    Stephen Irons
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    43.4939S, 172.5792E
    
    Robert Holdsworth wrote:
    
    >Heavens Above now has predictions based on Ted's preliminary elements and
    >intends to update them with OIG elements.
    >
    >I just missed what is probably my only opportunity to see it with an
    >overhead pass while I was in a meeting!
    >
    >Robert Holdsworth
    >Wainuiomata
    >New Zealand
    >41.2610S, 174.9470E
    >
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    >
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    >----- Original Message ----- 
    >From: "Michael Gill" <eclipsechaser@hotmail.com>
    >To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    >Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2003 10:09 PM
    >Subject: Re: Shenzhou not yet on OIG
    >
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    >>OIG has the following:
    >>
    >>UNK
    >>1 28043U 03040    03288.33853078 -.00000479  00000-0  00000+0 0    16
    >>2 28043  42.4192  28.3448 0001286 250.9576 109.1145 15.78268584    51
    >>
    >>Michael Gill
    >>
    >>    
    >>
    >>>From: Tony Beresford <dberesford@adam.com.au>
    >>>To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    >>>Subject: Shenzou not yet on OIG
    >>>Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 14:35:19 +0930
    >>>
    >>>Just accessed OIG, at 5H:00min UT no elsets for SHENZOU 5.
    >>>Next free catalog number is 28043
    >>>Tony Beresford
    >>>
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