RE: Bright Pair

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Fri Apr 08 2005 - 07:16:47 EDT

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    Kenneth Drake wrote:
    > Just viewed a bright (mag. 3) pair (~1 degree apart) of 
    > satellites moving nne past M44 at 03:11 Apr. 8UT. Heavens
    > Above did not predict them at my location, lat 30 28 39 
    > long 95 33 05. They gradually faded to below naked eye (5.7) 
    > visibility as they approached the bowl of the Little Dipper. 
    > I have not a clue what they are but could they be the NOSS
    > triplet minus one?
    This was one of the new NOSS pairs, specifically NOSS 3-2. Hobbyists assigned
    catalogue number 28097 to the leader, and 28095 to the trailer. There is more
    information on NOSS here:
    Here is Heavens-Above's prediction for 28097:
    Ted Molczan
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