Bright unknown

From: Steve Newcomb (
Date: Thu Feb 24 2011 - 01:35:12 UTC

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    I went outside to walk the dog with no watch expecting clouds but had a 
    clear sky. Time is approximate 23.48.00 UTC February 23. From the northeast 
    a bright, -3 magnitude, satellite was observed. I watched it travel across 
    the sky a steady brightness getting a maximum elevation of about 60 degrees. 
    It faded to 2 mag before passing less than a degree right of Jupiter. It was 
    so bright that I was sure I would quickly identify using Heavens Above. I 
    wish I had made note of more positions even without a watch. The time could 
    be off plus/minus 5 minutes. Can anyone guess what I saw?
    Lat 39.4707 Lon -79.3388 Alt. 2590 ft. -5 UTC
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