Re: I saw............. what ?

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Sat Oct 25 2003 - 12:15:16 EDT

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    At 16:59 25/10/03, John Locker wrote:
    >Hi everyone ,
    >Last night , around 1835GMT I was outside setting up to  image  the geosats
    >and witnessed a brilliant flare/flash across the eastern sky.(Through
    >Pegasus )
    >It didnt look like a re-entry more like an enormous Iridium flare , about 2
    >degrees in length travelling north/south ( unlike an Iridium there was a
    >definite impression of movement)
    John and others
    Given John's position and the time, The only suspect that FINDSAT finds with
    latest alldat.tle is 73 86 BA ( 7058). I used a 2.5 minute time window and a 3
    degree position window.
    This object is  debris from the breakup of the
    delta rocket that launched NOAA3, cant imagine it could produce the effect.
    Tony Beresford
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