Re: NOV16-17.OBS

dmbrierley@taz.dra.hmg.gb
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 11:36:17 +0000

Dear Russell and other interested observers,

> 2420 9811 0.211 1204
> 17
> 9900000 055443.09 124705+274925 6.5 6.5 0 S

> UNKNOWN AT 05:54 U.T. WAS TRAVELLING EASTWARDS.

I've had a good look at this Unid, and a possible candidate is 
92-86C, USA 89 r, running very late.  It would have been travelling 
due east, but the predicted track is about 2 degrees lower than your 
position.  Did it fade after the observation?  If so this makes 
92-86C more likely.

Incidentally  I looked for it around 04UT on November 16, and didn't 
see it +/-4 mins.

The lateness demands a halving of ndot, which is quite feasible.  
However David Hopkins has suggested that 92-86C is an active 
payload, and may be refired from time to time.

Happy hunting!
David.


David Brierley
Malvern, Worcestershire, UK
Station 2675, 52.1358N, 2.3264W, 70m