bright unid spotted, maybe Milstar 2 ?

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Jul 10 2008 - 13:52:39 UTC

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    Since I had to work last night, I decided to run a search for Milstar 2
    
    I had tried to see it, the other night using this intergrated orbit
    
    Milstar 2
    1 23712U 95060A   08192.56613728  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    06
    2 23712   7.4382  67.1645 0007880 194.9628 165.0258  0.99037047    08
    
    But nothing was seen
    
    So I picked a bright star located at
    
    RA (J2000.0): 19 13 15.52
    declination -12 16 57.0
    
    As milstar 2 would pass near it
    
    And had the mount track, so that it would somewahat keep it in the feild of view. It worked ok, not the best.
    
    I then played back the video, and a bright unid satellite passed within 1 degree of the above star. It passed to the south of it, at around 6:44:20 UTC ( July 10 ) give are take.
    
    So far I don't get a match with anything. If I allow for some error's, milstar 2 might be a match. 
    
    I expected milstar 2 to be bright, as it passed by the area, just as the unid was.
    
    So please double check, incase I missed something.
    
    I can try and measure positions, of the unid.
    
    Kevin
    
    44.6062 N
    75.6910 W
    
    
    
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