Fw: Mystery satellite!

From: Brad Young (allenb_young@yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Jun 16 2013 - 00:08:32 UTC

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    FYI, Observing buddy from down under sent info that I believe leads to below.
     
    Hi Chris,
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    >Close fit is DMSP B5D2-3, a military weather satellite:
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    >Its known to flash - last report I see was from me, Jan 2012, period 9.58s which matches well the 5 flashes you got in 60 sec exposure (they usually slow over time).
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    >87- 53 A 12-01-23 00:39:47   BY   67.0 0.3   7  9.58  F'(F); 1->inv; b54
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    >>Hi Brad,
    >>FYI i imaged a satellite NE of Walcha on the morning of the 18th May this year.
    >>I noticed a bright satellite flashing on and off, didn't appear regular but the image shows it.
    >>I have arrowed the direction and pulses, i missed the first couple as i didn't start imaging it until i saw it.
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    >>Any idea on what it might be? I have included times etc on the image as recorded by the
     camera.
    >>
    >>Cheers,
    >>Chris Wyatt
    >>Walcha, NSW
    >>Australia                           
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