Re: Is this a satellite or a meteor?

From: Björn Gimle via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:34:08 +0100
Five elsets with epoch both sides of the observation time AND one 35 days
old agree within 1' or better, and 1/4 s according to HeavenSat. But it
shows their track 45' left of Jupiter, and with an angular speed of 0.26
d/s !

Moving your location ~25 km ESE (to +45.60 -73.50) puts the track over
Jupiter.

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Björn Gimle, COSPAR 5919
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2016-12-21 4:59 GMT+01:00 Patrice Scattolin via Seesat-l <
seesat-l_at_satobs.org>:

> Apparently CUTE-1 is OSCAR-55? https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/CUTE-1
>
> There is no magnitude associated with it though. Anyone has any
> observations or a guess at magnitude?
>
>
> On 12/20/2016 10:28 AM, George Roberts via Seesat-l wrote:
>
>> 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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