Re: Help to Identify my friends observation

From: Henry Hallam (henry@pericynthion.org)
Date: Thu Feb 10 2011 - 21:14:27 UTC

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    On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 8:47 AM, Ulhas Deshpande <dulhas2001@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    > Hello
    > 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…
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Rahul Zota
    >
    > KAAC, Bhuj-Gujarat, India
    >
    >
    >
    > www.skygazersbhuj.blogspot.com
    >
    > www.jaincosmos.blogspot.com
    >
    > www.comethunting.blogspot.com
    >
    >
    > Any help in identifing the object would be greatly appreciated
    > Thanks
    >  Ulhas Deshpande
    >
    >
    >
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