Fw: Remote observation- ID needed

From: Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Mon Mar 03 2003 - 15:49:13 EST

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    I replied with predictions to Robert Holdsworth:
    I have not been able to find any decaying satellite at the time and
    place, and the satellites going west-east at the time is very small.
    I ran the alldat.tle file with 8500 objects, tried to filter out objects
    predicted fainter than mag +8, or more distant than 6666 km.
    There is a Transit 4B rocket moving up towards Jupiter at a height of
    1095 km , entering shadow before reaching Jupiter, which is at azimuth 33
    degrees, altitude 38 (hidden by Cosmos 372 nametag).
    Much lower than Jupiter is Yuri rocket, 78-39 B, moving in the 4 o'clock
    direction, also entering shadow at 1455 km height.
    The right part of the chart is almost empty, because of Earth shadow.
    In the left part is a known bright 'glint' source, DMSP 5D-2 S-14,  97-12
    A, #24753, but it is moving 6 o'clock.
    (If the camera is pointing low, but Jupiter is visible, the field must be
    quite large)
    /Björn Gimle
    -- bjorn.gimle@tietotech.se (office)                         --
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    -- COSPAR 5919, MALMA,    59.2576 N, 18.6172 E, 23 m         --
    -- COSPAR 5918, HAMMARBY, 59.2985 N, 18.1045 E, 44 m         --
    > Location is  25 42.467S and 31 32.091 E and direction of cam is 021
    > I am unsure of the extent of the field of vision.
    > At 20:14:11 on Sunday 2 March 2003 according to the camera timestamp I
    > observed a very bright object which appears to have a trail indicating
    > movement from right to left of the cam from the viewer's perspective
    > (presumably east to west based on the information above.)  Altitude
    > to be quite low.  Jupiter or Saturn is also clearly visible a few
    > further east and higher.  The unidentified object was not present in
    > subsequent frames- the cam refreshes every 30 seconds.  The accuracy of
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