Help IDing Sats

From: Rick McFarlane (
Date: Mon Mar 14 2005 - 22:29:30 EST

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    I was wondering if someone could help in identifying a group of 
    satelites spotted by an amateur astronomer on March 11th.
    He reports seeing 4 satelites all in the same field of view in his 9x50 
    finder scope, travelling N to S, at 3 am cst (about, he's not certain of 
    the exact time), near M71 (he was involved in a Messier Marathon at the 
    time).  His location was was 32.47n and 96.42w.  Other observers present 
    at the time confirmed 3 sats in the field.  Through the period of 
    observation (about 1 minute) they maintained stable relative positions.  
    They were not visible naked eye.
    Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.
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