Unkown observed

Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@pi.net)
Sun, 12 May 96 19:46:54 PDT

On May 8th I observed an unkown satellite.
The PPAS line would be:
????	96-05-08 20:53:50 LB 146.9 0.5 4 36.7 AA, mag 3->inv, ssm

It moved from beta Leo (12h, +15) via mu and lambda UMI (10.20h, +43)
to the little triange L, 42 and 43 CAM (6.50h, +68)

I don't have exact timings; but the total time was about 2 minutes.

Running Skymap didn't produce a candidate.

In the SAT 4.75 prediction program there is a option to calculate
an orbit by entering several times and positions.
With an estimated height of 800 km and timings of the above positions
at 20:52, 20:53 and 20:54 the following orbital elements were calculated:
Epoch	: 129.8701
Incl	: 98.82
RAAN	: 193.95
Arg Peri: 53.36
MMotion	: 14.8630
ndot	: 1.11

Can anyone tell me which satellite I saw?

Greetings
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Name: Leo Barhorst    Alkmaar (Neth) 
52 deg 38 min N      4 deg  47 min E     2 m ASL
E-mail: leobarhorst@pi.net   also a member of Seesat-L
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