Re: 3 Satellites, right in a row

From: Patrick Schmeer (
Date: Wed Oct 06 2010 - 18:24:44 UTC

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    When I read this message I immediately suspected
    objects from the 2010-051 launch (which occurred
    today at 00h49m UTC), and GUIDE 8 proved me right.
    2010-051B was 5.4 deg NW from Comet 103P/Hartley
    on 2010 Oct. 5 at 20h04m13s MDT. 2010-051D, C, and
    A passed 4.6 deg NW from the comet at 20h04m43s MDT.
    You probably observed the three latter satellites.
    Just a few minutes ago (at 18h12m UTC) I observed
    with my 7x50 binoculars two (or three?) objects
    from this launch.
    --- JULIAN TOPOLSKI <> wrote:
    > I observed three satellites around 8:05 PM MDT from near
    > Colorado Springs. They were in a line, the leading object
    > was very faint but the two following it were fairly bright.
    > Path was roughly from Southeast to Northwest. I was trying
    > to observe Comet Hartley near Casseopia when thes eobjects
    > came into view of my binoculars. I never found the comet but
    > can anyone ID thes eobjects? 
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