RE: I have a problem = possible unid sat

From: Ted Molczan via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2014 06:10:19 -0400
Kevin Fetter wrote:

> Was scanning the sky, when I noticed a sat where none was shown to be, so I started to follow
> it.
> 
> At around 2:02 utc ( June 7 ) it  passed by
> 
> 16 h 09 m R.A
> -04 deg 21 min Dec
> 
> http://www.astrobrock.com/unid/June7unid.mpg
> 
> Nothing is predicted to be there, at the time.
> 
> It was heading south
> 
> I followed it, as long as possible.
> 
> I let someone else confirm, nothing really there, to be on the safe side, before making obs.

I find no obvious matches using IDSat with recent elements. Based on the azimuth, the object's track in the FOV, and
your latitude, its inclination could be ~63 deg, so perhaps a lost NOSS object. In any case, it would be worth
extracting points and fitting an orbit.

Ted Molczan


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