possible unid sat spotted

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Mar 21 2007 - 07:55:25 EDT

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    This morning while waiting for a atlas centaur rocket, to pass by, I observed something else.
    Nothing was predicted to pass by, at the time I observed the unid so far.
    I started to track the object.
    I ran a check again, and still can't get a match to any known object.
    For example at 9:49:28 UTC ( Mar 21 ) the object passed within 2 arc minutes of a bright star.
    The magnitude 6 star is TYC 373 1838
    Located at 
    Right ascension: 16h26m50.0847s
    Declination: +02 20' 52.497"
    Might be a rocket in a geo tranfer orbit.
    Video of pass by above star
    Feild of view is approx 27 arc minutes across. Limiting Mag = 11
    44.6062 N
    75.6910 W
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