Unknown pair of satellites

From: Steve Golson (sgolson@trilobyte.com)
Date: Sat Jan 07 2012 - 22:25:34 UTC

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    I was out Monday night photographing the Quadrantid meteor shower. Not many meteors, but I captured a few satellites. One observation in particular I was not able to identify. Any help would be appreciated.
    Pair of satellites in polar orbit. Similar brightness, maybe magnitude 7? Here's rough positions for one
    04 Jan 2012  10:11:15 UTC  Dec +79.5  RA 14h02m
    04 Jan 2012  10:11:48 UTC  Dec +69.5  RA 14h42m
    observed from 42.5166°N, 71.3442°W, elevation 72m
    I've got several photographs of this one, and I could get more accurate positions if you'd like. Time would be only within 1 or 2 seconds though.
    Thanks very much!
    Steve Golson
    Carlisle, Mass.
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