ETS-6 observation

From: ronlee--- via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2021 19:13:00 -0700
Mike was right.  It was ETS-6.  It did not show up when I initially
checked for a match.  Assumed mistake on my part.

Tonight was three days later and I picked it up flashing around
00:35 UT on 6 December 2001.   Maximum brightness was perhaps
in the 00:35 to 00:36 time frame and by 00:39 I could no longer see
the flashes in my 7x50 binoculars.

Rough flash interval about 10 seconds (mentally timed).

> I am almost certain that you saw the well-known bright flashing satellite
> ETS-6.
> (Object NCat 23230, 94-056A)
> Since it has a mean motion of 1.67 revs per day, it very nearly repeats
> its path across the sky every three nights.
> Mike McCants

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