Re: please identify satellite, if any

From: Thierry Marais (mtbruno@wanadoo.fr)
Date: Tue Dec 23 2003 - 12:29:06 EST

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    List,
    
    This recent observation by Greg Roberts invalidates object 03564A as a
    good candidate. It has only 8 sec of error in Greg's observation compared
    to this 15 days old TL. Buinerveen obs. was 3-4 minutes off. 
    It could be another unknown GEO or GTO.
    
    T.
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    90013 03 564A   0433 G 20031221201112300 17 15 0517162+124056 39 S+075 05
    
    Unknown 030305
    1 90013U 03564A   03341.68350061  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    04
    2 90013   6.9800   5.4410 0045000 238.9227 121.0773  1.00269823    06
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Walter Nissen" <wnissen@tfn.net>
    To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Cc: <wnissen@tfn.net>
    Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 4:11 AM
    Subject: please identify satellite, if any
    
    
    > 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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    > www.bestbookbuys.com 
    > www.bookfinder.com 
    > 
    > www.powells.com has also been recommended to me.
    > 
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