new bright unknown geosync

From: Rainer Kracht (R.Kracht@t-online.de)
Date: Sun Oct 19 2003 - 11:28:02 EDT

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    I have found a new bright unknown geosync satellite with the 12mm lens
    just south of the ASTRA 2A/2B/2D cluster at +28.2 deg E. It was
    visible from 2003 Oct 17 21:55 (mag 8) until 22:05 (mag 7) moving
    northwards. The ASTRA 2 cluster brightened to mag 6 22:03 UTC.
    I found it again Oct 18 with the 75mm lens.
    
    elset from observations 2003 Oct 17 and 18:
    
    UNK031017                       3.2
    1 90018U 03790A   03291.00000000  .00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    00
    2 90018   2.5918  30.6463 0003000 178.9065 204.6516  1.00265435    00
      1 03 10 17 21 55 08.0   1 38.48 -07.936 2000 mag 7.8
      1 03 10 17 22 01 14.5   1 44.68 -07.881 2000     7.4
      1 03 10 17 22 04 59.8   1 48.55 -07.802 2000     6.8
      1 03 10 18 20 43 45.4   0 30.980 -08.7366 2000  10.8
      1 03 10 18 20 53 33.6   0 40.804 -08.6244 2000   9.7
      1 03 10 18 21 04 04.2   0 51.331 -08.5078 2000   8.5
      1 03 10 18 21 15 26.1   1 02.686 -08.3734 2000   7.3
      1 03 10 18 21 25 15.5   1 12.537 -08.2642 2000   8.0
      1 03 10 18 21 34 31.6   1 21.821 -08.1522 2000   8.6
      1 03 10 18 21 35 35.0   1 22.871 -08.1375 2000   7.4
      1 03 10 18 21 45 00.0   1 32.301 -08.0279 2000   8.9
      1 03 10 18 21 55 00.4   1 42.318 -07.9041 2000   7.9
      1 03 10 18 22 05 54.6   1 53.227 -07.7723 2000   7.2
      1 03 10 18 22 18 19.7   2 05.644 -07.6261 2000   7.3
      1 03 10 18 22 23 48.7   2 11.145 -07.5586 2000   8.0
      1 03 10 18 22 25 43.2   2 13.051 -07.5352 2000   8.3
    
     Rainer
    
    Rainer Kracht
    Elmshorn, Germany
    Station 5005
    53.7695N 9.6626E  9m Potsdam Datum
    53.7679N 9.6614E 47m WGS84
    R.Kracht@t-online.de
    
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