Classified objects obs + UnIDs

From: Daniel Deak (dan.deak@sympatico.ca)
Date: Mon Aug 21 2000 - 22:43:10 PDT

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    Hello everybody,
    
    At last I had a satisfying obs session, the first in a long time, in the evening
    of Aug. 21 EDT (first hours of Aug. 22 UTC).
    
    21949 92 023A   1747 E 20000822005552800 37 25 2050750+135700 68 I+040 07
    10502 77 112A   1747 E 20000822010549000 37 25 0124670+581300 68 S+090 07
    23936 96 029E   1747 E 20000822011038400 37 25 1952100+090500 68 S+065 07
    23233 94 057A   1747 E 20000822011958500 37 25 1423900+253600 68 S+070 07
    25017 97 064A   1747 G 20000822023936800 37 25 1219500+560500 68 S+035 07
    70000 00 735A   1747 E 20000822024425200 37 25 0114500+610700 68 S+035 07
    10502 77 112A   1747 E 20000822025733500 37 25 2049500+462100 68 S+075 07
    
    Site 1747 is 45.8681 N, 72.5133 W, 75 m
    Maybe we should make it an official site no, this is my backup site where I
    don`t have direct light sources to disturb me. It's 3 km from site 1746, still
    in Drummondville (my girlfriend's home).
    
    In the above obs,
    21949 = USA 81
    10502 = NOSS 2 (A)
    23936 = NOSS 2-3 E (I saw the trio but measured only E, the trailer)
    23233 = DMSP B5D2-7
    25017 = Lacrosse 3
    14143 = NOSS 5 (C)
    70000 = Unknown (see below)
    
    For the whole duration of the USA 81 pass, it was sparkling (little flashes)
    in an irregular manner. Flashes were one or two magnitudes brighter.
    
    Saw USA 129 but could not make measurement due to fog in my binocs :-(
    BUT I saw it flare quite slowly to mag 0.5 at around 02:09:00 UT and my
    girlfriend saw it do the same around 25 seconds later at mag 1.5.
    Otherwise, its mag was around 3.
    
    Finally, I saw 2 UnIDs while checking for NOSS sats. I've not been able to
    put a name on them using alldat.tle. One of them was bright at mag 3.5 while
    it crossed Cassiopeia traveling north to south (see the #70000 obs above).
    The other nearly "collided" with NOSS 2 (A) as I was taking my position
    (see above) at 02:57:35 UT, its trajectory was also perfectly north to south.
    Magnitude was similar to NOSS at 7.5 and steady.
    
    Somebody has an idea about them ?
    
    Cheers,
    
    Dan
    
    --
    Daniel Deak
    Drummondville, Quebec
    
    COSPAR site 1746 : 45.8537N, 72.4857W, 90 m., UTC-4:00
    
    Site en francais sur les satellites:
    French-language satellite web site : http://www.obsat.com
    
    
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