Re: Observations and UNID Request

From: Ralph McConahy (rmcconahy@earthlink.net)
Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 21:36:11 PST

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    "Jonathan T Wojack" <tlj18@juno.com> writes:
    
    > Saw Lacrosse 2 @ mag. 2.5 @ 00:35 UT, 03-28-2001 in the NorthEast.  At
    > the same time, a bright (+1) satelllite appeared in the East at about 50
    > degrees in elevation.  10-15 seconds after sighting it, the satellite
    > disappeared.  Unfortunately, I cannot identify it.  Can anyone help?
    
    Jonathan,
    
    You saw Iridium 54 which flared at your location at mag +1.7 at 00:34:44.
    
    Iridium 54       4.0  1.8  0.0  6.0 d   11       780 x 776 km
    1 25171U 98010C   01086.64763248 -.00000036  00000-0 -19869-4 0  4419
    2 25171  86.3977 306.4318 0002441  78.8151 281.3313 14.34216214162619
    
      Ralph McConahy
      34.8829N  117.0064W  670m
    
    
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