Re: Unid High flasher

Edward S Light (light@argoscomp.com)
Wed, 17 Nov 1999 11:26:41 -0500 (EST)

This morning, Jim Nix wrote describing his observations of an UNID ...

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> Approx positions
> 99999 99 999F   8935 G 19991117003630000 19 25 1941646+122626 19 I+090 10 007460
> 99999 99 999F   8935 G 19991117003714770 69 25 1953599+1300879 I+090 10 007460
> 99999 99 999F   8935 G 19991117004100000 69 25 2008786+132203 69 I+090 10 007460
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> As I don't observe the the high ones often enough (yet!) maybe one of the
> High orbit observers could ID this one.

I'm not one those observers, but using the coordinates you give in Jim's
signature, SkyMap (Rob Matson's) leads me to believe that his UNID is
13007 =  81-119B = Intelsat 5-3 Atlas Centaur R/B.

The following elements ...
Intelsat 5-3 r     9    3    0 5.0
1 13007U 81119B   99319.13141925  .00031380  00000-0  22705-2 0  6291
2 13007  23.5939 245.3423223410 246.4583  64.3799  7.02091168353626

seem to reproduce the observations quite well.


Clear and dark skies!
   Ed Light

Lakewood, NJ, USA
N 40.1072, W 074.2317, Hgt +21 m (69 ft)

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