Unknown Trio

Bryan Dort (bluespruce@bigfoot.com)
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 00:09:21 -0400

I observed a very faint unknown trio tonight.  At first, I thought I was
seeing the NOSS 2-3 trio, but SatSpy didn't show any passes for this time.
 I've been wanting to see them for some time, but never have.

The trio was seen moving from the West-Northwest to the East-Southeast at
03:37-03:39 UTC from the below coordinates.  I picked them up just after
culmination at 03:37:45 UTC and followed them until 03:39:00 UTC at about
30 deg. elevation (the garage got in the way).  The leading sat was a
magnitude brighter then the trailing two. (I'm sorry I can't guess at the
mags of these but they were faint in my 10 X 50 binocs.)

I did see the Noss 2-3 Rk (23907  96-029B) right on with the elset
provided by Mike McCants earlier.  I missed Tips, AGAIN.

Any help on the unknown is appreciated.

Bryan Dort - bluespruce@bigfoot.com
Programmer Analyst
Alpena General Hospital - http://www.agh.org
Alpena, MI  USA
45.0524N 83.4575W 200m