Unid geo sat spotted with slooh

From: Kevin Fetter via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 18:43:53 -0700 (PDT)
I was planning on looking at Galaxy 26, but I ran into a problem.

Since they are playing around with it, as they retire it from service, it wasn't seen where predicted by space track data.

Another geo sat, ie astra 1H ( 25785 ) was to be in the feild of view.

As I viewed the image being taken, I noticed another sat. I ran a check, nothing predicted to be there. Beacause I had reserved time for later, I was able to observe it, and see how it behaved. It's slowly drifting in orbit, from what I see. 

Even allowing for them playing around with galaxy 26, I don't see it being the cause. I am bothered by the path taken, and the way galaxy 26 would pass, even allowing for inclination change.

So I will blame the unid, being a sat launched from that proton rocket recently. 

http://www.slooh.com/viewsnap.php?img=3793107&s=9601

http://www.slooh.com/viewsnap.php?img=3793158&s=3626

http://www.slooh.com/viewsnap.php?img=3793166&s=5344

http://www.slooh.com/viewsnap.php?img=3793174&s=9323

http://www.slooh.com/viewsnap.php?img=3793244&s=4475

Kevin

Remember I don't think straight, so pay not attention to me.
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