Re: request for identification

From: Michael R Thompson via Seesat-l <>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 22:24:39 +0000

If they were tracking with Abell 33, Express AM 22 (2003-060A) and Intelsat 903 (2002-016A) would have drifted into the frame similarly to the provided images.

Express AM 22 (the one in the upper part of the image) was put into a graveyard orbit last year, so the attitude is no longer being maintained, hence the flashing.

From: Seesat-l <> on behalf of tristan.cools--- via Seesat-l <>
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2020 4:23 PM
To: Seesat-L <>
Subject: request for identification

Hi all,

I probably won't have the time to identify this one.  I correspondent made
a picture of abell33 and a flashing satellite and another satellite going
in the same direction passed into the photographic view.

Place coördinates:N38.219854, W6.631794
Abell33= Right ascension 09h 39m 09.2s Declination −02° 48′ 35″
DATE-OBS= '2020-02-17T02:13:31(most probably UTC)
Satellites moved about 1.5 degrees in 300s.

Any help is very appreciated

Here are two pictures:

Tristan Cools
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