Unid satellite, 19 October 2010

From: William Thompson (catbrusher@yahoo.com)
Date: Tue Oct 19 2010 - 12:00:01 UTC

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    I was looking at Comet Hartley this morning when a
    satellite crossed the cometary cloud, travelling roughly
    from north to south.  The satellite was flashing irregularly
    but did not drop below observable magnitude.  I was
    using 10x50 binoculars in clear, dark skies.  
    I checked Heavensat, using the full elements set
    from Space-Track.org, but none of the satellites
    in the area matched what I saw.
    This transit took place at 5:22:10 AM EDT (give or take
    five seconds).  My location is 35.9410 N  80.4090 W.
    The transit location was inside Auriga, at roughly
    42 N and 5h 20 m
    --Bill Thompson
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