Re: Slow Moving Object observed in (UK?)

Rainer Kracht (r.kracht@elmshorn.netsurf.de)
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 18:45:42 +2

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 17:47:36 +0100
>From: Guy M Hurst <guy@tahq.demon.co.uk>
>To: "Guy M Hurst (Rutherford)" <gmh@ast.star.rl.ac.uk>
>Subject: Slow Moving Object Q1997/069
>
>Dear TAGRP,
>As long ago as 1997 July 5 one of the UK based members of the UK
>Nova/Supernova Patrol picked up a slow moving object in 8x30's varying
>between magnitude 6.3-6.8:
>1997 July 5 22h53mUT 18h06m DEC -8.5deg (2000?)
>            23 20    18 33      -8.2   
>     July 6 00 08    19 20      -7.6
>            00 20    19 40      -7.6
>Subsequently repeated letters have been received as the object has been
>detected regularly although gradually fading in magnitude.
>It was last seen on Sept 23 but now at magnitude 9.2 and may have
>stopped fading. From latest observations the observer predicts the
>following visibility:
>Sept 25 20 55 UT 0.2deg south of beta Aqr mag 9
>     26 20 51    ditto
>     27 20 47    ditto
>     28 20 43    ditto
>Direction of travel is reported as West to East.
>  
>Can anyone assist in identifying this object please?
>Regards,
>Guy
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These are almost certainly observations of Milstar 2 (1995-60A, 23712).
Long/lat of observer(s) are needed for a definite identification.

My latest elset for 95-60A is:

Milstar 2     
1 23712U 95 60  A 97145.00000000  .00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    03
2 23712   2.9693 293.5913 0011385  21.1609 292.0014  1.00268351    09

 Rainer