Unknown Satellite Observation

Pandini Gianfranco (pandini@chizzoli.it)
Sun, 31 Jan 1999 22:52:42 +0100

this evening, January 31, I probably and casually observed a satellite
in the Orion Constellation; really I was expecting the Meteor Priroda
(nr. 12585) to take a picture. At 6.55 pm local time (5.55 pm U.T) I
observed for about 3 sec. a light slowly turned off like a satellite
that enter in the Earth shadow. This light was among Rigel-M42-k Orion.
Can anyone send me informations if it was a satellite?

Thanks from Gianfranco
Italy, 45 24' N - 9 38' E