Re: Bright unknown?

From: Fco. Javier Iruretagoyena (javiru@able.es)
Date: Wed Jul 06 2005 - 03:22:25 EDT

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    Could be CZ-4 DEB (Norad: 26231)?
     
     
     
    Saludos,
     
    Javi
     
    Zaragoza, Spain
    Lat: 41.64056
    Long: -0.87526
    Alt: 253m.
    Datum: WGS84
     
     
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    De: Steve Newcomb
    Fecha: 07/06/05 03:54:03
    Para: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    Asunto: Bright unknown?
     
    On 7-4-05 4:05:00 UTC saw unaide eye an unknown flare to approximate -4 mag
    near
    Pherkad, gamma ursa minor, heading toward the east. At maximun brightness it
    seemed different than an Iridium flare, not sure how to describe. I had only
    just looked to that part of sky when object was seen . If I made a 1 minute
    error in writing down the time, from watch with accuracy thought to be
    within 5 seconds, then Orbcomm18 would be in area but I don't remember
    seeing an Orbcomm flare before. After 2 seconds
    viewing maximun flare it quickly went to a 3 or 4 mag for another 4 seconds
    before fading completely out.
     
    Any other ideas or Orbcomm 18?
     
    Lat. 39.4707 Lon. -79.3388 Alt. 2753 ft. -4 UTC
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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