Re: Unidentified Bright Tumbling Satellite

jean monseur (
Sun, 1 Sep 1996 16:28:33 +0100

At 23:35 31/08/1996 -0700, you wrote:
>Tonight we were preparing to watch the pass of 19671 Lacrosse 1,
 Just >before it was due, an unexpected tumbling satellite was seen
>travelling approximately the same path about 1 1/2 minute earlier,=20

>Playing around with Quicksat and Skymap using Molczan's elements,
>and VISUAL.TLE, no proper candidates turn up. Anybody have any ideas
>what we saw?=20

According to Alphonse Pouplier's "Satellit"  a good candidate would
be  Anna:

Place: SAN JOSE Latitude: +3717  Longitude:23800
Limits:    Alt. 20- 90   Az.  0-360   Alt.Sun Max.:-10
   Magn.MAX: 999