possible satellite ID as astronomical transient

From: William Keel via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:24:42 -0500
Some of us have been looking at amateur images of what may be an astronomical transient source, and we’d like to
rule out a satellite glint before getting too far along. It appears in a 30-second exposure, and the slightly defocussed
image allows maybe a couple of arcminutes of N-S motion. So for the hive mind - from 
Lat: 53.5 degree N
Longitude: 2.24 degrees W
Time: 5/29/16 22:10 GMT
was there a plausible satellite pass within a couple of degrees of Mizar? (More precisely, 
RA 13 32 07.4 
dec +54 11 42
equinox 2000 )

This appears in only one of a series of 6 exposures, and would have to be either a high flier or very fast flash
not to show more motion.


Bill Keel
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