RE: Lunar transit ?

From: Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@saic.com)
Date: Fri May 04 2001 - 17:32:43 PDT

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    Hi John,
    
    >... On reviewing the tape I noticed that around 2120 gmt an object
    > crosses the N E quadrant of the Moon (somewhere south of  Mare
    > Crisium ) from S./west to N/east very quickly.The images at not helped by
    > the fact that at the time I was panning slowly from east to west across
    the
    > lunar surface.
    
    > Having failed to capture the  sequence in Real Video format , I have
    managed
    > to break the transit down into a sequence of 5 bitmaps.
    > Position here is 53.2325 N   3.53 W (Wirral UK)
    
    Not getting any matches.  Nearest satellite was UME 1 about
    1 lunar diameter away at 21:20:40.  But this satellite is
    very small, and unlikely to be visible in silouette.
    
    Best,
    Rob
    
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