Re: Unknown Satellite Observation

Pouplier Alphonse (
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 04:50:57 +0200

>Location   Perth Australia    Lat -31.5  Long  115.5 E
>Date Feb 10, 1997.
>Time  0019 local      (Local is GMT + 8)
>Details- Sat observed with 17.5 inch telescope, est mag 13.
>The sat moved "very slowly and was flashing rapidly".
>It took 30 minutes to cross a 0.5 degree field.
>Field located at RA 11h 16m  Dec + 17 deg
>This puts it just east of the triangle of Leo.
>                                     Steve Bolton

My IDENTification program gives one of these as being
a candidate:
(Don't forget that a geostat. moves according to the stars.)

TITAN 3C TRANST1 07324U 74039C
SL-12 R/B(2)   1 11569U 76107F
SL-12 R/B(2)   1 16732U 86038D
SL-12 R/B(2)   1 19094U 88036E
SL-12 R/B(2)   1 19686U 88108D
GORIZONT 21    1 20923U 90094A

My pleasure, avec plaisir,  Alphonse
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