Re: Unknown trio

Wed, 9 Jul 97 22:00:27 PDT

The unknown trio reported by Bryan Dort was likely the NOSS 2-1 cluster,
consisting of 20682 (90 50B),  20691 (90 50C), and 20692 (90 50D).

They culminated close to 03:36 UTC (22:36 Local), about 50 deg above
the NE horizon, moving from NNW to ESE.

>From: "Bryan Dort" <>
>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.)
>Bryan Dort -
>Programmer Analyst
>Alpena General Hospital -
>Alpena, MI  USA
>45.0524N 83.4575W 200m

 Craig Cholar    3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL
 Marina, California
 36 41 10.3N,  121 48 17.9W    (36.6862, -121.8050)      UTC -7