please identify satellite, if any

From: Walter Nissen (wnissen@tfn.net)
Date: Mon Dec 22 2003 - 22:11:27 EST

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    Henk Bulder writes in private e-mail: 
    
    > I made the following observation from Buinerveen the Netherlands 
    > (6 52' 48.8" E,  52 56' 20.5" N  +8 m ED1950): 
    > At 2003-12-19  04:53:22 +/-1s UT a slow moving object of 
    > mag 8.7 +/- 0.3 passed the northern cusp of the moon (at coordinates 
    > 13h50.722m  -9 44 50" J2000). It moved towards 14h, covering half a 
    > degree in just under one minute. In case it is a satellite, the orbit 
    > around earth would take an estimated 10 to 12 hours. 
    
    Can someone help him identify this interloper? 
    
    Thanks much. 
    
    Walter Nissen 
    
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