Unidentified subject!

BJORN GIMLE (b_gimle@usa.net)
2 Sep 98 10:10:55 MET DST

Jim Nix wrote:
>    Had a good 4 and a half minute observation of a NOSS trio.  However,
>which is which?  I believe C is the upper one and D the lower, which is
>the leader?  I'll post more detailed info later, but could use some help
>in Id'ing the trio.  Like a large L moving thru the sky within about a
>5 degree diameter.  Had C above Polaris at 21:12:58.17 others not visible til
later.

You can easily verify the L shape and the respective objects with
Rob Matson's SkyMap and Mike McCants' elsets :
NOSS 2-1 (E)
1 20642U 90050  E 98234.84453873  .00000022  00000-0  36412-4 0    03
2 20642  63.4260 160.8871 0183000 352.6903   7.3097 13.40291209    05
NOSS 2-1 (C)
1 20691U 90050  C 98234.84455325  .00000022  00000-0  36216-4 0    03
2 20691  63.4270 161.5662 0188000   3.3181 356.6819 13.40290351    08
NOSS 2-1 (D)
1 20692U 90050  D 98234.84466336  .00000022  00000-0  36216-4 0    08
2 20692  63.4270 161.5582 0188000   3.4416 356.5584 13.40290366    06

which give this 

    E       ---->   direction of travel, near Polaris 02:12:35 UT Sep.02

    D      C

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