Possible UNID

From: nixj.geo@yahoo.com
Date: Thu Nov 19 2009 - 02:12:06 UTC

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    While observing Cosmos 1220 via Nikons (with a 6d F.O.V.), I spotted a brighter object moving in the
    opposite direction.  Being curious I ran an alldat search but could not match the object to any sats
    in the file. (it is a big file but possibly missing a few birds).  The object was visible naked eye
    at about 2.5 and steady.  I noted its time and position with two data points about 30 secs apart,
    noted below in IOD format as 99999.  The first data point is based on it being within three degrees
    of cosmos 1220 at 00:18:20.  The second point was on a line between B peg and N peg so the error
    factor is larger than the normal one degree seperation between stars I normally use for positional
    The closest object I could find was 15472 which I've also included below for comparison.  (I used
    time and position points for 15472 for their proximity to the UNID data points as opposed to matching
    the times).  I also observed several other sats earlier with the binocs and they were on time and on
    track.  So I believe my tracking software settings to be correct. (after seven years of inactivity).
    Contact me offlist for any other details if you want to wrap your brain around this one. Sun angle
    99999 09 009A   9999 G 20091118001820000 28 10 2252582-035324 69 S+025 05 000000
    99999 09 009A   9999 G 20091118001850000 28 10 2258184+284246 69 S+025 05 000000
    15472 85 003D   9999 G 20091118001737000 18 10 2301073+195507 69 S+070 05 000000
    15472 85 003D   9999 G 20091118001807000 18 10 2309552+274607 69 S+070 05 000000
    I'll be posting data and images, (from 1999-2002 and current), at dd219.org/astrodata and
    dd219.org/astroimages.  (positional, photometric, BWGS etc.) Please let me know if I can help with
    observing any particular objects.  I'll be scouting for a deep sky observation location over the next
    two weeks.  I use a an 8" Dob and Nikon 10x40's. A stopwatch, taperecorder and shortwave receiver are
    also used for accurate flash/flare timings.  I also use a camera and video recorder if conditions are
    good for recording.
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    Jim Nix |  Lewisville,TX  Lat: 33.02100N, Long:-96.99820W, Alt. 160m, UTC:-6
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