Re: request for identification

From: Bram Dorreman (
Date: Thu Jun 10 2004 - 20:34:11 EDT

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    It is my experience that non-satellite observers have sometimes trouble in
    estimating the
    "flight direction". (I have that trouble sometimes as well).
    For the several identifications I tried, I noticed the direction associated
    with a retrograde
    orbit in its ascending branch is often reported as "more or less east-west".
    What will the result be when we restrict the inclination to say 95-102.
    I guess there will be some candidates. May be some debris.
    Bram Dorreman, BWGS-leader
    COSPAR 4160 (Achel 1):
    51 16' 45.5" N (51.2793 N),
    5 28' 36.6" E (5.4768 E)
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Ted Molczan <>
    To: SeeSat-L <>
    Date: donderdag 10 juni 2004 14:36
    Subject: RE: request for identification
    >Tristan Cools requested assistance identifying a close pair of unknowns in
    >strongly retrograde orbit.
    >I found no likely candidates within 10 minutes of time and a 7 deg radius
    of the
    >reported position.
    >Ted Molczan
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