unid?

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Wed Jun 11 2003 - 05:09:26 EDT

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    We saw a brightly flashing west-to-east object, period 2.47 
    seconds, +2.0 maxima.  I got this rough position:
    
    2003-06-11 03:02:23 RA 16:11:50, Dec -10.2 (2000)
    
    At that point, its direction of motion was about 225
    (left and down).  
    
    With Findsat and alldat.tle, I didn't get any obvious match.
    I didn't expect it to be an unid and so didn't get data as 
    good as I would have liked.  I think Mike got a position 
    and may ID it.  I made up a fake PPAS report for it:
    
    03-662 A 03-06-11 03:02:04.5 EC   61.8 0.4  25  2.47  +2.0->inv unid?
    
    A few real PPAS reports:
    
    IGS Fairing 2 (27703) --
    03-009 F 03-06-11 04:25:02   EC   63.2 0.3   5 12.6 
    
    Intelsat 4-4 Rk (05816) --
    72-003 B 03-06-11 04:48:04.5 EC   62.9 0.3  40  1.57 
    
    seen with Mike's telescope, Ariane 2 Debris (27593) --
    88- 40 C 03-06-11 04:22:22   EC   43.9 0.5  16  2.74  
    
    ISS made two passes again.  There was a pretty good pass
    of the new Progress module, about 8 minutes after ISS.
    
    BCRC observing site: 30.316N, 97.866W, 280m.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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