Mid-Winter Mid-Night Satellite Observation

From: David Oesper via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2018 02:02:13 -0600
While attempting to observe an asteroid occultation last Thursday evening, I serendipitously recorded a very slow moving satellite crossing the field in Taurus, only a few minutes before local midnight.  Here are the details of my observation and some primitive attempts at estimating the orbital distance:

http://cosmicreflections.skythisweek.info/2018/01/09/mid-winter-mid-night-satellite/

I would be most appreciative if someone could identify this satellite, as it seems a rather unusually distant object.  Tumbling, too!

Feel free to post comments to my blog and/or here on SeeSat-L.

Thank you!

David Oesper
Dodgeville, Wisconsin USA
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