unid 20051030

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Sun Oct 30 2005 - 01:41:48 EDT

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    I was set up to try to see DMSP 7 but saw this one instead.  I was
    using my 8x42 binoculars.  I did not find a match in the Space-Track 
    catalog or the classfd.tle file.  Most of the LEOs were over with 
    by this time.
    
    Ney Museum grounds -- 30.307N, 97.727W, 150m
    
    unid - southbound in the west to south-southwest
    
    2005 October 30 UTC (Saturday evening Oct 29 local time; epoch 2000)
    1:56:59.22  19:18.8 +19.4
    1:57:33.75  19:47.4 +10.7  
    1:58:30.74  20:28.2 -02.8
    1:59:00.17  20:51.4 -09.1
    2:00:11.47  21:26.7 -22.4  This is the best point; it went very 
    close to the star zeta CAP.
    
    Obsentry version
    
    98989 05 302A   8730 G 20051030015659200 17 35 1918800+194000 37 S+050 10
    98989 05 302A   8730 G 20051030015733750 17 35 1947400+107000 37 S+050 10    
    98989 05 302A   8730 G 20051030015830700 17 35 2028200-028000 37 S+050 10    
    98989 05 302A   8730 G 20051030015900200 17 35 2051400-091000 37 S+050 10    
    98989 05 302A   8730 G 20051030020011500 17 35 2126700-224000 37 S+050 10 
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
       
      
    
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