S509356: weird object in cis-lunar orbit

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2016 12:10:25 +0200
Hi all,

The SONEAR asteroid survey discovered an object in geocentered orbit yesterday, 
with PANNSTARS later providing precovery imagery from a week earlier.

The object is called S509356 and is in a weird distant orbit with apogee at half 
a lunar distance, perigee near geosynchronous altitude. Inclination 48 degrees, 
period 3.58 days.

Bill Gray has an orbit and ephemerides here:


- Marco

Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
e-mail: sattrackcam_at_langbroek.org

Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
Cospar 4355 (Cronesteyn): 52.13878 N, 4.49937 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
Station (b)log: http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com
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