Eberst (
Wed, 14 Oct 1998 13:43:59 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Geostationary experts,
Is there enough information in the report below received from Martin in
the Czech Republic to identify the object please? Positions quoted are
for (2000).  Can you help him, please? During observing of the comet 4P/FAYE
he saw a stationary and flashing object. It was geostationary or very far 
satellite. He would like to know the name of this satellite and other 
things (e.g. orbital elements). Can anyone provide an identification?

Date 24th September 1998 
0.42-m reflector (x162)
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic [50.18N, 15.83E, 277 meters over sea].

At 19h06m UT the coordinates of object was > 
RA about 19h29m and DECL about -11d30m

Brightness about 13.5 mag. and flash every 1 or 1.5 sec.

Thank you very much,


   ( Martin LEHKY, Severni 765, Hradec Kralove 3, 500 03, CZECH REPUBLIC ) 

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