Fooled by Fengyun 3A posing as STSS-ATTR rocket

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Thu May 07 2009 - 21:55:00 UTC

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    I thought I might have observed the STSS-ATRR rocket this evening but was 
    mistaken. The object was some 3m 20s early (not surprising) but following the 
    track predicted for 3m 20s later rather exactly (and that is surprising, I would 
    expect a shift).
    
    Running SatID I discovered I was fooled by Fengyun 3A (08-026A)
    
    32958 08 026A   4353 G 20090507212228920 17 75 1107472+527720 36 S
    
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    Visual, Meade ETX-70 (7 cm refractor), 13.5 x, stopwatch & ObsReduce
    What these numbers mean: http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html
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    Will try the STSS-ATRR itself later this night.
    
    - Marco  :-/
    
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