JN 9633 Feb 19 obs and the night goes on

From: nixj.geo@yahoo.com (nixj.geo@yahoo.com)
Date: Fri Feb 19 2010 - 06:39:00 UTC

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    Hi,
    
    After "coming down" from 35939 I managed a few more points.
    
    10658 76 077U   9633 G 20100219022928210 37 15 0242144+471348 57 S+095 10
    99993 76 077_  9633 G 20100219022934430 37 15 0242354+470335 57 S+095  10
    05679 71 110B   9633 G 20100219014839010 37 25 0829685+391936 28 S+050 10
    05679 71 110B   9633 G 20100219014841050 37 25 0829904+395979 19 S+050 10
    25725 99 023B   9633 G 20100219030307780 37 25 0554942+052288 28 R+050 10
    25725 99 023B   9633 G 20100219030356200 37 25 0623159+042180 29 R+050 10
    
    Notes:
    1) While waiting for 16591, (which was predicted at 8th magnitude but
    I was unable to acquire it with the scope), I noticed an object, naked
    eye, descending below Beta Cass at 35d elevation on a shallow slope to
    around 30d elevation.  Its magnitude was near that of Beta Cass.  I
    observed a bit with binocs to make sure it wasn't an aircraft then
    continued to observe naked eye.  Running a search later and plotting
    the results Identified 28646. Predicted at 4.5 to 5.0,unusual to see
    it at near second magnitude at that low elevation. No good data points
    were made but it was pretty much on time with the current elset.
    
    2)10658 While scanning for 23908, (which turned out to be another no show
    or probably a bad phase for a fifth mag object), I caught two near
    mag 10 objects moving parallel 6 secs apart along track, with a 7.5
    minute crosstrack seperation.  The first UNID turned out to be
    10658 76077U, a perfect fit.
    
    QUESTION- could the second object, 99993 ABOVE, be another piece of debris
    related to 76077 that has not been catalogued?  (more details available
    if anyone is interested).
    
    I have as yet found no match for it using the most recent bulk catalog.
    It does appear to be associated with 76077U due to its trailing motion
    of 10658. The paths of these objects crossed the path of 23908 at a 43d
    angle in the same direction from South to North.
    
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