bright fast unid

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Fri Jul 01 2011 - 19:49:20 UTC

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    Due to a long story, this is to request help with
    identifying one.  West to east from Virgo to 
    Libra, about 35-40 degrees in less than one 
    minute, magnitude +1 and steady.
    3:11:35 RA 15:47 Dec -6
    Entered shadow in two seconds or less after that.
    The first click was 3:10:46, maybe somewhere near
    13:20 +5 (within 5-10 degees of there, was higher
    in sky than Spica-Porrima/Saturn but south of 
    +10 dec).
    My location:  98.1 west, 30.21 north.
    Thank you for any assistance!
    Telstar 401 last night from 3:59 to 4:11 UTC,
    getting fainter through that period, approximate
    RA 15:54, Dec -6.7 at first.  Ending with double
    flashes every other cycle, seen through binoculars,
    about two seconds between these doubles.
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
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