Sunday, April 02, 2006

Nice bright USA 129 pass captured

Beautiful clear sky this first April evening. USA 129 made a nice bright zenith pass, easily visible by the naked eye at mag. +2.5. I obtained 3 images, hence 6 points. The trail on the 3rd image is faint, so the last two points should be used with care.

4 out of 6 points are about 3.4 to 3.5 seconds late with respect to Mike's elset 06088.79862438, and clearly off cross-track again by some 0.10 to 0.15 degrees. Lutz Schindler reports similar results from the same pass.

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