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From: Fred Valcho (fvalcho@yahoo.com)
Date: Fri Jul 08 2011 - 23:03:27 UTC

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    I've tried to nail down a sighting I had on July5 and July6. The trajectory closely matches Cosmos 1005 Rocket for both nights in question. but the path more closely matches Cosmos 2228, though the center of Cepheas, headed towards Cassiopeia. The times of the 2 sats are 2 minutes apart according to Heavens-above pass details. I lacked a start chart handy, so that didn't help any.
    
    
    I haven't enough experience to get this correct.
    
    
    The times I naked-eye spotted the sat was 11:18pst july5 and 11:05pst july6. The second sighting appeared to be reddish. My puzzlement is over the exact path.
    
    
    Limiting mag was about 3.0 to 3.5.
    
    Observer's Location:  Rathdrum, ID (47.4742°N, 116.5248°W) 
    Local Time:  Pacific Daylight Time (GMT - 7:00)  
    
    Satellite:  Cosmos 1005 Rocket 
    Satellite:  Cosmos 2228
    
    I'll observe again tonight to try and get a better fix.
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