Re: Help with satellite ID

From: Patrick Schmeer via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2017 10:12:41 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Reggie,

Globalstar MO58 is the only (more or
less) matching candidate that I could find:
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=36.1296&lng=-77.4202&loc=Scotland+Neck&alt=30&tz=EST&cul=en&satid=25910&mjd=57914.1235784835&type=V

Was the path of "your" object similar?

I suppose it was not the SL-8 upper
stage from the Kosmos 2098 launch:
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=36.1296&lng=-77.4202&loc=Scotland+Neck&alt=30&tz=EST&cul=en&satid=20775&mjd=57914.1295690759

Btw, NNW = 337.5° (315° = NW)
and 10° above Polaris would have
been at an altitude of 46° (not 40°).

Clear skies,
Patrick
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Reggie Duke via Seesat-l wrote:

 Subject: Help with satellite ID
  
 Hey guys,
 I'm fairly new to the satellite observing
 world (1 year) and was wondering if
 someone could help me ID a satellite
 I observed tonight (Saturday, June
 10, 2017; 03:01 UTC) [local time was
 Friday, June 09, 2017; 23:01 EDT]. 
 I was searching for a Cosmos rocket
 body and picked up a very faint sat in
 my binoculars.
 
 My coordinates:  36.1232° N, 77.4267° W
 
 Object was traveling from approx.
 North northwest (315°) to Northeast (45°)
 Altitude:  40° (10° above Polaris)
 Magnitude:  +4.5 - +4.0
  
 I use the Heavens-Above app and didn't
 see anything in that general location on
 the scope. I searched the 5.0 magnitude
 sats on the Heavens-Above website
 but still couldn't locate anything that it
 may have been.
 
 Thanks for any help,
 
 Reggie Duke
 http://www.djr04.com/satellite_observations.html 

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