Re: Ident required

Eberst (eberst@cableinet.co.uk)
Mon, 8 Feb 1999 05:43:18 -0800 (PST)

At 17:45 99/02/07 +0000, G. Watmore wrote:
>Please forgive the lack of technical data regarding the following
>
>On the 13.4.68 at approximately 3.05am I observed an object travelling
>west to east  approx 60 deg elevation.
>
>Would be interested in any information pertaining to this object.
>I apoloize once  again for the lack of data.
>
>My location;50.9000 N  1.4999W
>
>Many Thanks
>
>G.Watmore
>
>
I haven't looked into this very fully, but I wonder if this is a sighting
of the Echo 1 balloon satelite (1960 iota 1 = 6000901 = #00049) which
decayed 1968 May 24 about 6 weeks after this sighting. Anyone have relevent
TLEs for this object nearly 31 years ago?
 
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best wishes  Russell  Eberst  @   North: 55 degrees, 56 minutes, 55 seconds
             West:  3 degrees, 8 minutes, 18 seconds: 
             43metres (150 feet) above sea-level

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