Another so far unid flashing sat

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Thu Apr 17 2008 - 13:16:32 UTC

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    I used the mount to track THURAYA 1 ( 26578 ) last night, to see when it would flash slowly. Hndy
    as I was at work, so this way I don't have to waste a clear night.
    After I started to play back the video, I notice a flashing satellite.
    At 6:45:04 UTC, this nice flashing sat buzzed a faint star.
    The star it buzzed is 
    TYC ( Tycho star catalog ) number 5675 665  located at
    RA (J2000.0): 18 07 33.78
    declination -09 10 40.6
    Don't look like bird, to me.
    So far I don't get a match with anything. Either I missed something, are it's a unid.
    It's faint, so getting positions will be difficult. So I don't expect to have to much luck.
    Now back to checking the video, for THURAYA 1 slow flashes. 
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