Re: Help Identifying Satellite

From: Kevin Fetter via Seesat-l <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:57:43 -0700
I don't see any satellite passing by that star, at the time listed. You really meant June 25, as you couldn't have observed on June 26.

On Wed, 6/25/14, Mic Mark via Seesat-l <> wrote:

 Subject: Help Identifying Satellite
 Received: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 11:43 AM
 I was working my way from Mirach to
 the Andromeda Galaxy when a satellite
 made its way across my telescopes view.  I was pointed
 at uAnd at 9:52:40
 UTC 2014-06-26 observing from 39.5518, -104.9085.  The
 observed magnitude
 appeared to be the same as some 7 magnitude stars in the
 area.  From what I
 see in Stellarium the closest satellite to that position at
 that time was
 RS-15.  However I'm not sure that it would be bright
 enough to see on a
 telescope.  It took about 5 seconds to cross my field
 of view of 1.53
 degrees.  Does anyone have any other ideas of what it
 could have been or
 know if RS-15 is even big enough to show as a mag 7?
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