unid: request analyst assistance

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Sat Jul 02 2005 - 15:01:50 EDT

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    Last night when I looked for the Milstar 3 Centaur (25725, 
    99-023B), for which I had only a culmination prediction, I 
    tracked something, but it turns out that it was something 
    else -- lower and faster -- and Findsat is not giving me 
    any good candidates from the big file or classfd file.  It 
    was pretty steady, about +5.5 to +6.0.  Can someone who is 
    able (and available) to analyze somewhat rough data make 
    orbital sense of the following (which are not too precise), 
    please?  The times are accurate.  Given some rough orbits, 
    I'll certainly try to find and track it again tonight if 
    at all possible.  The observing site was BCRC, 30.315N, 
    97.866W, 280m.
    
    2005 July 2 UTC; epoch 2000
    5:13:58.5  16:06  +10
    5:14:51.8  16:33  +10.5
    5:15:53.5  17:05  +12
    5:16:45.5  17:39  +13.3
    
    Of course I wish that I had realized immediately last night 
    that I was tracking an unid....
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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