[Fwd: unusual satellite formation]

From: Anthony Ayiomamitis (anthony@perseus.gr)
Date: Tue May 15 2001 - 05:16:54 PDT

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           Can any of the local experts assist in the identifictaion of this
    fellow's observation. His coordinates are 34-deg 35' S and 150-deg 46' E.
    > Hi everyone,
    > while observing the comet (A2 LINEAR) last night through my 20x80
    > binoculars, I finally saw what some people have been reporting on this
    > newsgroup. At approx. 09:18UT (May 14, 2001), a trio of satellites
    > passed right in front of the comet, all travelling at exactly the same
    > speed. They were arranged in a triangular formation, and (to me)
    > resembled the outline of a Concorde jet. They flew from north to
    > south.
    > I was thrilled to see them, as this formation was reported in this
    > newsgroup previously. It was also quite impressive they passed right
    > in front of the comet. Talk about shallow sky! :-)
    > I understand these are military surveillance satellites. Does anyone
    > here have any more info on these? (Or any URLs of interest that you
    > could point me towards?)
    > TIA.
    > Regards,
    > Rudi
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