Cosmos 2228?

Sroller (
Fri, 01 Jan 1999 19:09:12 -0500

I've been working though Kelso's 100 (or so) Brightest Satellites (about 140
satellites) for over a year.  Have about 20 more satellites I'd like to
spot.  Last night was hunting for Cosmos 2228 (NORAD catalog number 22286).
Caught it go through the constellation Perseus around 22:43 UTC, Jan. 1, and
continued to track it about another minute.  I'm wondering if I saw this LEO
Cosmos satellite. It appeared to get brighter quite irregularly and was
visible the whole time.  I was expecting to see a fairly constant magnitude,
but this object seemed to vary better than a few magnitudes.  It almost
seemed like it was out of control.  Any clues? 

          Mike aka
.oO SteamroLLer Oo.

4013'04" N, 7436'31" W, Elevation 30.5 meters