Re: Decay ?

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Sun Mar 03 2002 - 18:08:15 EST

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    >As I had just finished watching EGP passing quite close to Jupiter tonight,
    >I have seen for a few seconds what I think to be a satellite reentry . It
    >was 21h54m30s+-10 UTC. The trail crossed Orion at 30 elevation (between
    >Bellatrix and the Belt) and at 240 azimuth. It was coming from NW and
    >heading SE. It vanished inside the constellation. There was 4 or 5 pieces.
    >It was pretty slow for a meteorite.
    >Any idea ?
    >
    >J.-P. Cornec
    >Lannion
    >4844'20" N
    > 327'32" W
    
    A quick look gives no match with any known decayer. How long was this 
    visible and over how many degrees of travel?
    
    Alan
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