Re: SV: UNID

Kevin Fetter (kfetter@geocities.com)
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 10:22:11 -0400

I came across the following satellite which has a path which is approx the
path followed by my unid. This satellite was about 30 min early. 

1983-084F
1 14264U 83084F   98096.28074999 -.00000004 +00000-0 +10000-3 0 09090
2 14264 065.3734 064.8679 0006508 201.6177 158.3415 02.12926485113977

The element for my iridium flare satellite.


1997-034D
1 24872U 97034D   98097.99162046 +.00000147 +00000-0 +45530-4 0 01711
2 24872 086.3924 071.0317 0004365 025.8952 334.2454 14.34219061039137


I hope it help's to identify my unid as it is close to what I capture on
film. I am having a scan done of my slide so I can post the image I
captured on my web site.

I have put a image of the track of 1983-084F on my web site to show the
area of sky the unid passed in.

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/7855/Unid.JPG

Use the time of 4:19:49 EDT (8:19:49 UTC) as the appox position of the
unid, which passed to within a few degrees of this spot. Sorry for the poor
description.

Kevin

44.6062 N
75.6910 W
95 m
-4 EDT


At 08:02 PM 4/19/99 +0200, you wrote:
>>recently looking at the slide I noticed a streak of light on the slide from
>...
>>
>>RA  14 h 55 m
>>
>>DEC +28 deg 16 min
>>
>You should be able to tell the direction (angle between the Iridium
>track and the UNID track) though it will not say if it was going
>N or S.
>This could help the identification (though I didn't check the tracks
>Ed Light suggested)
>
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