Re: Help ID sat

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Fri Jan 06 2006 - 23:14:40 EST

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    At 11:10 7/01/06, skywise wrote:
    >Last night while observing Saturn at 60x in unusually clear skies for
    >the LA basin, I had an slow moving interloper pass by.
    >Date/Time: 06-01-06 08:05 UT  +- 1 min
    >  Location: 33.80N 118.00W
    >Direction: from SW to NE
    >Magnitude: 9 max
    >It wasn't moving very fast as I was able to follow it easily using the
    >RA and Dec knobs.
    Brian, I get no suspects for Jan 6, but the same one as Kevin F
    for Jan 5. #15836 85 38G. Object is one of 3 Star48 upper stages
    used to launch 3 comsats from the Shuttle cargo bay.
    Its in a GTO transfer orbit, with an inclination of 25 degrees.
    Tony Beresford
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