Re: UNID Flasher (Meteor Wayne)

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Fri, 28 May 1999 22:36:49 -0600

Reasonable match with Iridium 85

Iridium 85 ?     3.0  0.0  0.0  6.0 d            523 x 507 km
1 25529U 98066C   99145.20862325  .00007091  00000-0  35615-3 0  1530
2 25529  86.0145 207.1481 0011283 228.9404 131.0859 15.17054139 30226 

Ron Lee

 Object was traveling roughly South to North, and at 
>22:36:30 EDT Friday May 28th (02:36:30 May 29 UT) I observed a short bright 
>(~-3) flash. (I was out to peek at a MIR pass..wasn't really out satellite 
>observing due to near full moon). After I saw the flash, I was able to pick 
>it up in my binoculars...estimate (poor estimate) it's mag at about +7 or 
>so the rest of the way down till it hit the trees.
>	My location is in NW NJ,LOCATION: NJAA OBSERVATORY, HIGH BRIDGE, NJ USA
>COORDINATES: 74d 53' 54" West   40d 40' 52" North
>(40.681d N, 74.898d W) and flash was at approx Az 350, Elev 35, or 6h 25m 
>RA,
>+80d 25m Dec)
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