Re: please identify satellite, if any

From: Markus Mehring (m.m@gmx.de)
Date: Mon Dec 22 2003 - 22:59:05 EST

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    On Tue, 23 Dec 2003 03:11:27 +0000, you (Walter Nissen <wnissen@tfn.net>)
    wrote:
    
    >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. 
    
    This is just a quick check and not accurate, but the 90013/03564A Unkown
    apparently was in that vicinity, also 20413/83020D (an SL-12) and
    13901/83020A (Astron) with their highly eccentric orbits. Would that be a
    reasonable match?
    
    
    CU!	Markus
    
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