Re: Bright UNID

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Thu, 18 Jun 1998 22:29:46 -0600

Cosmos 2352                                      1875 x 1310 km
1 25363U 98036A   98168.33486345  .00000025  00000-0  10000-3 0    41
2 25363  82.5925 274.6865 0354180 125.3142 238.1582 12.19987113   167

Not sure what direction L to R is for you but one elset from that
launch is above.  I looked for them last night just before midnight
and gave up after missing four with 7x50 binoculars. It was about a
17 deg pass in the east moving north. Clouds came in to obscure the
rocket body.

as far as other misses.. I just failed to see a Molniya (#19730)
and HGS-1.

Element set number = 1
1 25126U 97086A   98169.33639973  .00000115  00000-0  10000-4 0  1008
2 25126   8.7156 302.0321 0027393 336.0867 317.1918  1.00403510  2593 

Ron Lee
>I observed a bright UNID this evening.   It passed about 2 degrees above Vega
>traveling L to R at 22:09:19 EDT (02:09:19 UT).   The brightness was about a
>+1 Mag and remained a steady +1 mag until an earth shadow exit at 22:09:54
EDT
>(02:09:54 UT) near beta Oph.  
>
>Could this be an object from the recent Russian launch that went awry?
>
>Any suggestions?
>
>Cheers.
>Don Gardner
>Homepage: http://members.aol.com/mir16609/
>76.8419 W, 39.1796 N,  34m ASL
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