Identification help please

From: Thomas Ashcraft (ashcraft@heliotown.com)
Date: Sun Nov 08 2009 - 16:18:20 UTC

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    Nov 8, 2009  0043:20 UT ( Sighting over mid-south-central New Mexico, USA )
    
    My all-sky camera caught a probable satellite last evening but I was not 
    able to identify it using Heavens-Above. It was about mag -6. Maybe it 
    was an out of commission Iridium?  Not sure.   If it was not a sat then 
    it might have been a point source meteor.  HST was in the vicinity at 
    the moment but was supposed to be at only mag 3.3 and should have 
    appeared further to the south.
    
    I posted a web page with image and exact timing and also two movies in 
    both pc and mac formats.
    
    http://www.heliotown.com/Unidentified_Satellite.html
    
    Help with id is appreciated and I am thanking you in advance.
    
    
    Thomas Ashcraft
    ashcraft (at) heliotown.com
    
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