Satellite Interloper

From: amstuart (
Date: Wed Mar 04 2009 - 01:11:57 UTC

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    I am an astroimager who lurks on this Group because I enjoy reading your 
    posts. I am at
    25.655N, 80.350W (Miami, FL USA) and am in the middle of compositing a 
    large mosaic of the Orion constellation. I am using 120 second subs and 
    captured a satellite moving across two sequential images:
    I added the FITS header at the bottom of each of the two images, as well as 
    the R.A. and Dec.
    I am intrigued that the satellite transit appears on two images, with ~ 5 
    second USB download time between images. I am used to satellite streaks 
    transiting on one image. My FOV is 48 x 65 arc-minutes.
    Can someone assist with identifying this satellite?
    Thank you.
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