Re: What sat pair did I see Lunar transit just now?

From: Mike McCants via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2017 00:38:54 -0500 (CDT)
The coordinates of Gamma Libra are 15Hr 35.5Mn -14.8 (2000)

The Meteor M2 object passed close to that location at
about 2:28:42 UT.  Its predicted magnitude at a range of
about 950 miles was about 6th magnitude.

It would have moved an appropriate angular distance in about 2 seconds.
There does not seem to be any other object near that spot at that time.

About how long did you observed these objects?

The two Glonass objects were separated from each other by about 5 minutes in time and
did not seem to go near the expected position.

At a range of 13000 miles, they should have been too faint for you to
be able to observe them that close to the moon.

Of course one obvious possibility is simply an airplane.

Mike McCants

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