Unidentified Obs

J. Donald Gardner (fn470@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Fri, 8 Aug 1997 13:06:53 -0400 (EDT)

Last evening at 21:02:40 EDT (01:02:40; 8 August UTC) while I was 
observing Landsat 4 (13367, 82072A) ascend I saw a fast moving object
that intersected the path of Landsat 4, moving right to left.  It was 
fairly dim - probably 5.0 at best.  After about 15 seconds it was 
above alpha-Aql.  

Meteor-2 (12456, 81043A) was in the area but over a minute earlier,
slower moving and ascending over Vega which does not fit with 
the object I observed.

Any ideas??

Don Gardner
Homepage - http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/9787/
76.8419 W, 39.1796 N, 37m ASL