Unidintified Glint

Gerald Belton (gbelton@bellsouth.net)
Mon, 8 Jun 1998 20:29:08 +0000

I've been lurking on this list for several weeks, but this is my 
first time posting.

Last night I was waiting for a pass of Seasat when I saw an 
unidentified satellite glint brightly in the constellation Hercules.  
I'm not very experienced at this, but it seemed about as bright as 
the brightest star in Lyra (mag -1). 

The really unusual thing is that it was moving from east to west.

I am 13 miles east of New Orleans, at 29.917N, -89.893W, 1 meter 
above sea level.  I saw this bright glint at 9:36:50pm Central 
Daylight Time on 6/7/98, or 023650 UTC 8June98.  

SatSpy (using the latest element set from www.satspy.com) doesn't 
come up with anything.  One satellite seemed to be on the right 
track, but should have been a good two minutes earlier than my 

Any ideas?

Gerald Belton
29.917N, 89.893W