Re: ID Help requested

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Thu Jan 29 2009 - 02:25:20 UTC

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    --- On Wed, 1/28/09, <> wrote:
    > While viewing Comet Lulin with 15 x 70 binoculars, I noticed
    > some irregular  
    > period flashes, 5-8th magnitude, in the NW quardrant of the
    > 4.4 degree field 
    > of  view. 
    There was a satellite called FLTSATCOM F3 ( 11669 ) that was in the area.
    It would have been, around the area you reported, at around that time.
    It's a nice one, I had observed it flash awhile ago
    >Thought it could have been geo(s) but
    > the declination  
    > strikes me as low for my location?  
    Nope :)
    Some retired geo's, can pass at that declination. The above one I meantioned, is in a 13 degree inclined orbit. So because of your location on earth, and it's orbital inclination, it can pass at that declination reported.
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