Re: Satellite ID request

From: bk_hunter@sympatico.ca
Date: Sat Jun 30 2007 - 13:35:20 EDT

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    Hi,
    
    Cosmos 2427 (31595,  07022A) is a good fit. It is in a 183 x 346 km orbit which explains the speed.
    
    Brian Hunter
    > 
    > From: Michael Boschat <aa063@chebucto.ns.ca>
    > Date: 2007/06/30 Sat PM 12:21:11 EDT
    > To: Satellite Observers <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    > Subject: Satellite ID request
    > 
    > Hello:
    > 
    >  I was on my balcony last night observing Jupiter. About 10pm a fast 
    > moving satellite
    > came form the NNE to SSE but I cannot find any ID for it on Heavens Above.
    > 
    > Date: June 29/30,2007
    > 
    > Time:  Approx. 0100 UT
    > 
    > Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    > 
    > Lat: N44^ 39' 13"
    > 
    > Long: W63^ 36' 29"
    > 
    > Mag.: Close to Alpha Aquilae (Altair) magnitude.
    > 
    >  It took about 20 seconds to cross the sky and had to be a low orbit 
    > satellite for
    > it's speed. It's pass was probally 45 to 50 degrees altitude.
    > 
    > Can anyone ID this for me?
    > 
    > -- 
    > Clear skies
    > ===========
    > Michael Boschat
    > Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Halifax Center 
    > Astronomy page:  http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~aa063
    > 
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