Re: Unid Flasher

From: Bjorn Gimle (
Date: Sun May 05 2002 - 13:52:54 EDT

As I've said before on similar reports, I think your visual recollection of
the track is more accurate than my interpretation of your verbal
description. Also the track relative to the stars and the local vertical is
more accurate than the cardinal directions of when it was believed to have
risen above the horizon, and where it will eventually drop below.

In other words, did it pass below kappa UMa when leaving eclipse, while
already descending, like ERS-1 at about 22:08 UTC, or was it still rising
until it passed theta UMa above kappa, about 22:06 like Cosmos 2218 92-73A,
or much lower, like Cosmos 1535 rk 64-10B culminating 22:06 but at az.290
el.49 degrees only ? 18121 87051J culminated further N at 22:05.

----- Original Message ----- 

> Rechecked and it clearly can't be 87-006A.
> Closest candidate is 87-051J from bwgs.tle but not a very good fit...
> > 
> > Just back in from spotting a slow moving flasher , passing through the
> > "paws" of Ursa Major heading SSE to NNW at about 22 : 05 UT +/- 2

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