Another Jan 2 unidentified

Robert H. McNaught (
Tue, 7 Jan 1997 13:08:40 +1100 (EST)

Thanks to everyone involved for help in identifying some USA 129 suspects
I reported.

One object which I don't believe ever reached Seesat-L was the following
rough observation:

1997 Jan 2  11:56 UT (+/- 1min)  RA 13h 00m  Dec -61  (+/- 3 deg) mag +7

Being in the middle of moving house, I've been unable to find my dictaphone,
and have only a single split stopwatch and PC not set up..  Add to this
observing from a railway line to get a clear horizon and being assaulted by
mosquitos, I'm afraid this was the best I could do without losing my earlier
fixes!  Pretty sad really when I think of the output of Russell Eberst and

Anyway, I'd be interested in hearing what candidates could fit this sighting.

Cheers, Rob McNaught
Bugaldie (31d 07' 32"S,  149d 06' 52"E, 390m)