Re: Uknown Satellite

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Tue Feb 06 2007 - 02:54:13 EST

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    At 10:39 AM 6/02/2007, Daniel Magoon wrote:
    >          I was trying to observe a satellite(Cosmos 1315) which had 
    > a path running North to south within a degree of Aldebaran. I 
    > couldn't see it. At about the same time I was to see 1315(2330 UTC) 
    > another object appeared on a NE to SW path within a degree or two 
    > south of Aldebaran, Did anyone observe this? It looked like a satellite.
    >Marshfield,MA USA
    >- Latitude:42.0780 N
    >- Longitude:70.6500 W
    >- UT Offset: -5:00 (EST)
    Daniel, I cant find anything in either space-track or hobby elements 
    that fits your observation Daniel.
    To be really NE->SW the orbit would have to be considerably 
    retrograde with inclination around
    140 degrees or so. There are few objects in such orbits.
    Incidentally HA shows that the object you are referring to is the 
    rocket of C 1315. Cosmos 1315
    itself is not giving visible transits at the position you mention in 
    your signature.
    Tony Beresford
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