Help to Identify my friends observation

From: Ulhas Deshpande (
Date: Thu Feb 10 2011 - 16:47:35 UTC

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    My Friend Rahul Zota ,an amateur observer and comet hunter, observed a strange object,on the morning of 10 Feb.
    His report is as follows
    Today at 5:38am during comet hunting I saw an object which
    appeared like satellite in the eyepiece’s field of view. The object was
    blinking and was moving too slowly. It appeared in Scorpius-Ophiuchus border
    near the Rho Ophiuchi star and was moving toward the West. 
    I made few notes of that object,,,
    1)      It
    was blinking
    2)      The
    duration of each blink was about 5 seconds
    3)      It
    was moving too slow that it took 2 minutes to cross the eyepiece field of view
    (1.2 degrees)
    4)      It’s
    magnitude was 7
    The above things are not matching with any satellite and it
    can be distinguished from the satellites by its appearance (blinking) and its
    slow motion……
    However, if anyone from this community knows about such
    object then please share…
    Rahul Zota
    KAAC, Bhuj-Gujarat, India
    Any help in identifing the object would be greatly appreciated
     Ulhas Deshpande
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