UNID on Saturday

Mark Hanning-Lee (markhl@prodigy.net)
Sun, 08 Aug 1999 22:32:04 -0700

On Saturday 6/6 at 22:02 local time = 6/7 05:02 UT I was looking for
Okean-O rocket (SL-16, 25861) which was due to be passing from S to N.
elevation 70 degrees.

At about the right azimuth (due W) and elevation (75 degrees) and time
(22:02) I saw a sat passing from N to S. Magnitude 3.5, my estimate is
good to +/-1. Couldn't ID it using mccants.tle with a sat brightness
down to 5.5. The nearest candidate is SL-16 R/B (Cosmos 2219 r, 22220)
which was due to pass at about the right place but at about 22:04:40.

So I wonder if it was 22220 running 2-3 minutes early, or something else
... ?

Best wishes, Mark