Re: Optical 2nd Nov 2011 -part 3

From: Mike McCants (mmccants@prismnet.com)
Date: Fri Nov 04 2011 - 20:10:12 UTC

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    Greg Roberts posted:
    
    >(1) For fun decided to identify the geosats seen in the images taken
    >    with the wide field camera and of course (!) another unknown!
    >    Steady and quite bright - probably around may 7.5-8. Wonder if
    >    its the same unknown mistaken for Vortex 6 on 1 Nov - be nice if
    >    it is as we then can get a reasonably good orbit :-))
    
    It does seem to match your Nov 1 observations quite well.
    
    The orbit is quite similar to 90088.  In fact, the observations
    actually match 90088.  So, Greg discovered 90088 on Nov 1.
    Kevin independently discovered it on Nov. 2.  Kevin got a long
    arc on it.  Greg confirmed it about 11 hours later on Nov. 2.
    And then Greg accidentally observed it again on Nov. 2 about an hour
    after he supposedly stopped observing it.
    
    I have changed the name of 90088 to Unknown 111101 (instead of 111102)
    and I have changed its "designation" from 11806A to 11805A.
    
    Unknown 111101
    1 90088U 11805A   11306.54960461 0.00132984  00000-0  45996-3 0    02
    2 90088  24.0195  20.2096 6965864 184.1346 176.0958  2.75786841    02
    
    Mike McCants
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