Re: SATOBS ML (4352), 25 Apr 2020 (pt. I): UNID

From: C. Bassa via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 18:13:08 +0200
Hi Marco,

Note that your circular orbit gives a mean motion of 16.40 revolutions
per day, which corresponds to an altitude of only 167 km, where it
would be subject to heavy drag, and only have a limited lifetime.
Assuming an eccentric orbit with an eccentricity of, say 0.1, then the
perigee would be even lower. Also, the circular orbit would be in the
shadow at the time of your observations.

Can you rule out that it was a bird or an airplane?

Regards,
    Cees
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