Re: UNID flare sighted

Rainer Kracht (r.kracht@elmshorn.netsurf.de)
Tue, 2 Jun 1998 00:26:03 +2

> At 1998 June 1 04:03:35 UTC (give or take 15 seconds) I saw a magnitude 0
> object moving northward in a triangle of vertices DEL BOO, EPS BOO, and ALP
> CRE which looked like a satellite flare.  The speed of motion was similar
> to low earth satellites I have seen.  About 5 seconds after sighting, it
> quickly faded to invisible at 1x.  I found nothing in the OIG visible.tle
> file that was anywhere close.
> 
> 
> -- Frank Reed
> Scottsdale, Arizona, USA  111.898W  33.484 N  1227 feet 
> 
looks like a flare from DMSP B5D2-7

DMSP B5D2-7      6.4  1.7  0.0  6.4 v
1 23233U 94057A   98148.19684068 +.00000146 +00000-0 +10154-3 0 06778
2 23233 098.7297 203.8731 0012227 329.1979 030.8475 14.12925039193089

 Rainer