RE: unid oddball blinker

B Magnus B{ckstr|m (b@eta.chalmers.se)
Tue, 22 Dec 1998 12:40:55 +0100 (MET)

Thanks Rob and Rainer for your IDing efforts!

-- Cosmos 2058 turned out to be a Tselina-D ELINT satellite.  From checking
the SeeSat archives it seems those spacecraft are known to put on
spectacular displays from time to time.

I'll try to spot C2058 again on my holiday trip.

    Season's greetings all,
    Magnus

On Mon, 21 Dec 1998, Matson, Robert wrote:
> Magnus,
> 
> I find two candidates for your ~16:52 UTC (21 Dec) satellite observation:
> Cosmos 2058 (#20465) and Nadezhda 3 R/B (21153).  The rocket body
> had the closer conjuction with Alderamin -- about 3 degrees at 16:50:10.
> However, Cosmos 2058 is a better time-match:  16:52:15, about 5
> degrees below and to the left of the star.  Both sats were heading south.
> 
> --Rob
> 
>