UNID identification help requested

From: ronlee--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 12:12:20 -0600 (MDT)
A week ago I arrived home well after sunset and
while looking at stars to the east noticed a relatively
bright northbound satellite.  It is in a polar orbit
but I am not certain if it was in the 95-98 degree
inclination range or less.

The following very rough position and times are provided.

14 May 2015 UT

1)  3:16:35 UT RA 14 hr 49 min, Dec +12 deg 19 min
2)  3:17:23 UT RA 15 hr 33 min, Dec +27 deg 21 min

Lat= 38.947800
Long=-104.561400 (J104.5614 West)
Alt=       2073 meters

I ran Skymap with available elsets and did not see a match
using a ten minute search window.

Deriving an elset may be difficult especially with the
less than accurate time between the two points but if one
can be generated it may still allow me to find it again
if the weather ever clears.

Perhaps assume a circular orbit and typical polar orbit

Ron Lee

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