Re: Slow moveing unknown

Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Tue, 11 May 1999 07:36:54 +0200

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> The next two pass through the handle, very near the bowl (between delta and 
> epsilon Ursa Major). Calculated magnitudes are 4.8 for Iridium 59 and 5.4 for 
> DMSP B4D2-7. Iridium 59 should have been far from a favorable flare geometry, 
> but if it has strayed from its ideal antenna orientation, a flare might be 
> possible.
> 
> UTC Sat Name Sat # Elev. Azimuth Height
> 02:26:35 Iridium 59 25275 20° 175° [S] 775
> 02:30:15 Iridium 59 25275 79° 087° [E] 775
> 02:33:56 Iridium 59 25275 20° 006° [N] 775
> 
> UTC Sat Name Sat # Elev. Azimuth Height
> 02:28:09 DMSP B5D2-7 23233 20° 155° [S] 841
> 02:31:59 DMSP B5D2-7 23233 71° 073° [E] 840
> 02:35:50 DMSP B5D2-7 23233 20° 354° [N] 840
> ___________________________________________

DMSP's often flare as Jim described, so it is a very likely candidate, except that its name is:
DMSP B5D2-7      6.4  1.7  0.0  6.4 v
1 23233U 94057A   99083.22429265 +.00000270 +00000-0 +16744-3 0 00578
2 23233 098.6868 135.6741 0012052 184.6838 175.4222 14.13077021235453

/Björn