Re: Unknown satellite high speed bright

From: Jim Donovan via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:04:39 -0700
Thanks, Derek.  It seems the reason Heavens-Above doesn't show it in
the "Daily Predictions for Brighter Satellites" list is because the
magnitude is unknown.

I appreciate the help in identifying this object.  It was a very
unique observation to me.  Never had I seen such a bright object pass
at such speed.

I'm just a casual observer and have found that much of what is
discussed on this list is way beyond my knowledge.

Jim
Placerville, CA

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 9:28 PM, Derek C Breit
<breit_ideas_at_poyntsource.com> wrote:
> http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=41766&lat=37.1133&lng=-121.7027&loc=Morgan+Hill&alt=282&tz=PST
>
> Sure it is.. Just enter the number..
>
> Derek
>
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> Subject: Re: Unknown satellite high speed bright
>
> Thanks, Ted.  Wonder why it's not being tracked on Heavens-Above.  I
> shall watch it with Sat-View.org
>
> :-) Jim
> Placerville, CA
>
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 8:58 PM, Ted Molczan via Seesat-l
> <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:
>> Jim Donovan wrote:
>>
>>> A bright satellite, of magnitude -2 to 1, varying, just flew over
>>> Placerville, CA, from WNW to SSE, directly overhead, at a speed relative to
>>> the ISS of 3 to 4 times.  Overhead 20-SEP-2016 at 19:55 PDT (21-SEP-2016
>>> 02:55 Z)
>>>
>>> Heavens-Above shows nothing of it.
>>>
>>> What in the world is it?
>>>
>>> Please help.  I saw it last night at 03:05Z.
>>
>> On both nights, you saw 16057B / 41766, which is the rocket body of Tiangong 2.
>>
>> Ted Molczan
>>
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