Bright UNID 00-07-31

From: Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 09:08:02 PDT

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    Yesterday 00-07-31 at about 21:29 UT, quite unprepared except
    knowing that Ir48 might flash (which my wife saw), and without
    watches or other equipment, we then saw a bright,fast, steady
    mag +2 satellite(?) enter Cassiopeia after culmination in the NNW.
    Soon after, we saw UARS leaving Hercules (predicted 21:29:00)
    
    Though I didn't get any more 'points' or even an estimate of speed
    or direction, the reasonably matching imaginary orbit below may help
    identification, which I haven't accomplished with alldat.tle or
    select.tle.
    
    Cosmos 2XXX
    1 46040U 00713UID 00209.32600000  .00005230  00000-0  90476-4 0  5504
    2 46040  62.0000 244.0000 0010000 262.3714  97.6330 16.02125970 33217
    SatJD( 2)=2451757.395820
    
    -- b_gimle@algonet.se (home)  http://www.algonet.se/~b_gimle --
    -- COSPAR 5919, MALMA,    59.2576 N, 18.6172 E, 23 m         --
    
    
    
    
    
    
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