Re: Unidentified flaring satellite

From: Russell Eberst via Seesat-l <>
Date: Wed, 06 May 2015 13:26:27 +0000
On 06/05/2015 13:10, Ricardo J. Tohmé via Seesat-l wrote:
> Is such a discrepancy normal? Are Mike McCants' classified TLEs reasonably
> up to date? Also, is Helios 1A known to flare like that?
The elements for Helios 1A date back to February 12, so are around 70 
days old.
The deviation of just 3 minutes from prediction over those 10 weeks 
testifies to
Mike's wizardry in producing elements from my single observation on that 
date at 06:29:49.49 UT.
my magnitude estimates show that is was flaring wildly and irregularly, 
reaching maxima of
magnitude +0.5.
I believe we have found the culprit.


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