Re: Slow Moving Object observed in (UK?)

Guy M Hurst (guy@tahq.demon.co.uk)
Sat, 27 Sep 1997 20:10:29 +0100

In message <m0xEdXY-000flHC@netsurf.shlink.de>, Rainer Kracht
<r.kracht@elmshorn.netsurf.de> writes
>>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 17:47:36 +0100
>>From: Guy M Hurst <guy@tahq.demon.co.uk>
>>To: "Guy M Hurst (Rutherford)" <gmh@ast.star.rl.ac.uk>
>>Subject: Slow Moving Object Q1997/069
>>
>>Dear TAGRP,
>>As long ago as 1997 July 5 one of the UK based members of the UK
>>Nova/Supernova Patrol picked up a slow moving object in 8x30's varying
>>between magnitude 6.3-6.8:
>>1997 July 5 22h53mUT 18h06m DEC -8.5deg (2000?)
>>            23 20    18 33      -8.2   
>>     July 6 00 08    19 20      -7.6
>>            00 20    19 40      -7.6
>>Subsequently repeated letters have been received as the object has been
>>detected regularly although gradually fading in magnitude.
>>It was last seen on Sept 23 but now at magnitude 9.2 and may have
>>stopped fading. From latest observations the observer predicts the
>>following visibility:
>>Sept 25 20 55 UT 0.2deg south of beta Aqr mag 9
>>     26 20 51    ditto
>>     27 20 47    ditto
>>     28 20 43    ditto
>>Direction of travel is reported as West to East.
>>  
>>Can anyone assist in identifying this object please?
>>Regards,
>>Guy
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>>
>These are almost certainly observations of Milstar 2 (1995-60A, 23712).
>Long/lat of observer(s) are needed for a definite identification.
>
>My latest elset for 95-60A is:
>
>Milstar 2     
>1 23712U 95 60  A 97145.00000000  .00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    03
>2 23712   2.9693 293.5913 0011385  21.1609 292.0014  1.00268351    09
>
> Rainer
>
Dear Rainer,
The observer did not quote coordinates and has no telephone for me to
chase these details. However he is located in a small town called
Freshwater on the west coast of the Isle of Wight, a sizeable island off
the southern coast of England. Does this help?
Regards,
Guy
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