From: Russell Eberst (
Date: Fri Sep 09 2005 - 06:10:57 EDT

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    At 08:10 09/09/2005 +0000, you wrote:
    >the unidentified object moved from what seemed to me to be the zenith or 
    >near the zenith straight down between  kochab and polaris, and on toward 
    >the northern horizon.  an imaginary line between kochab and polaris this 
    >object crossed at approximately 02:17:16 UTC (plus or minus 4 seconds) and 
    >that same imaginary line would have been almost perfectly bisected by the 
    >object's path.
    >that object was bright enough to catch my eye from my vision's periphery, 
    >and stayed constant in brightness as it descended in elevation.  probably 
    >it was between 3.5 and 2.5 magnitude. if I were forced to say what I 
    >suspected the object to be,  I would say iridium.   but oh, please don't 
    >let it be #59.
    >clear skies!
    I find that this was Cosmos 1484 (83075A)
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