Re: 20547 PegSat RkXXXXX USA 55

Mike McCants (
Sun, 4 Apr 1999 19:22:18 -0500 (CDT)

>For the past two weeks, I have been trying to see Pegsat Rk (id# 20547,
>90028B) without much success. Quicksat typically gives a magitude of 4.5

Oops.  The intrinsic magnitude in the quicksat.mag file is erroneous
due to a mis-identification of another object in October, 1991.

There was no name or RCS in the SSRs for 1991.  The object is too
small to be in the Molczan file, so I have not even generated any
predictions in quite a few years.

You should be suspicious of a mismatch between an RCS of 0.25 and
the intrinsic magnitude that was too bright.