What satellite was this?

From: Michael Boschat (aa063@chebucto.ns.ca)
Date: Mon Aug 09 2010 - 13:50:38 UTC

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    Hello:
    
      This was my "nova" satellite as I call it because it appeared
    stationary and looked like a nova at close to second magnitude and  
    caught me off guard! It was between Aquarius and Capricornius and  
    faded very slowly
    almost a minute to do so, but I did not see any motion with the naked eye
    only it's fading, then I looked at it in my 12x50 binoculars. It looked
    like a twinkiling blue star and only after 5-8 seconds did I finally
    see motion in them. So it must have been a high orbit.
    
    Just curious as to what satellite this may have been.
    
    Time: about 0125 UT
    Place: Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada
    Lat: N44d 39'
    Long: W63d 36'
    
    Clear skies
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    Michael Boschat
    Halifax Center - Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
    Astronomy page:  http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~aa063
    
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