Re: Is this a satellite or a meteor?

From: Mark Robinson via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:37:33 +1300
On 20/12/16 12:58, Patrice Scattolin via Seesat-l wrote:
> Hi,
>   Do you guys think this is a satellite or a meteor:
>
>           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyNUifD0aC4
>
> Date:
> 2016-12-19
> 06h14 EST
> 11h14 ut
> coords : 45.67, -73.74
>
> The following has been suggested:
> CubeSat-OSCAR 55
> but that seems to be awfully small to be that bright of an object.
>
> What do you guys thing?

My calculations, which are notoriously inaccurate, suggest an observed angular 
velocity in the order of 0.08 degrees per second. Way too slow for a meteor.

Without compensating for earth radius of observer position I get an observed 
angular velocity for CUTE-1 of around 0.06 degrees per second, which is pretty 
close considering my maths.
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