Re: Is this a satellite or a meteor?

From: George Roberts via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:28:02 -0500
Does cubesat-oscar 55 cross jupiter at that time from that location?  
cute-I does:

http://heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=44.67&lng=-73.74&loc=Monreal&alt=21&tz=EST&satid=27844&mjd=57741.4671985305&type=V

By the way, the lat/lon is a little off as I doubt the observer was in 
the middle of a river which explains why it misses jupiter by a small 
amount according to heavens-above.

- George

On 12/19/2016 8:37 PM, Mark Robinson via Seesat-l wrote:
> 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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