A belated report on my December 22 observations. December 22 was a clear, albeit moonlit night. Three objects were captured: Lacrosse 3
(97-064A), Lacrosse 5 rk
(05-016B), and the failed reco satellite USA 193
(06-057A), which was the highlight of the evening. In addition, a stray was captured in one of the USA 193 images, which turned out to be the Russian Okean-O rk
made a high pass. Bright and very fast due to it's low altitude, it was a spectacular appearance. It was over 20 seconds early relative to Mike's elset 07352.74304755. Below two pictures: the first showing it zipping through Cygnus (passing close to Deneb); the second showing it didappear behind the roof, with the Okean-O rk
captured in the same image as a stray. Cassiopia is at top right.
(click images to enlarge)
Labels: Lacrosse 3, Lacrosse 5 rk, Okean-O rk, stray, USA 193