From: Jim Scotti (
Date: Sun Dec 19 2004 - 17:36:53 EST

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    On Sun, 19 Dec 2004, satcom wrote:
    > I have already considered a high inc geo , but I think it was moving too 
    > fast for that ( Captured a 4.5 deg inc bird a few weeks ago and that moved 
    > more slowly).
    You may be right.
    > >From your description it sounds very much like a bird in hi orbit....I'll 
    > have to start a search ;o))
    Here's a thought - if it is a geosynch satellite, it should be back to about
    the same elevation and azimuth 24 hours later.  In the meantime, it would
    follow a figure 8 path on the sky.
    Jim Scotti
    Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
    University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ 85721 USA           
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