Bolide report

From: Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@saic.com)
Date: Mon Sep 12 2005 - 14:38:59 EDT

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    On the possible reentry observation, Tony wrote:
    
    > The direction is wrong for a satellite re-entry Chris. All the really
    > retrograde satellites have northern apex around 35 degrees , not 49
    > degrees.
    
    I also noticed that the report makes no mention of the duration of the
    reentry/meteor.  Since one of the most remarkable things about a satellite
    reentry is its long duration, when a witness fails to mention anything
    about how long the event lasted it's almost certainly a bolide.
    
    --Rob
    
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