Re: request for identification

From: Tristan Cools (
Date: Fri Jun 11 2004 - 04:45:55 EDT

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    At 02:34 11-6-04 +0200, you wrote:
    >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.
    I have to agree with Bram. The two satellites of the observation were 
    within a field of view less then 0.5 degrees.  He also says that the first 
    satellite was about magnitude +10 and the second about magnitude +12.  Most 
    likely to be debris i think.
    There can be a large error in estimating the direction the observer admits.
    Tristan Cools
    BWGS Belgian Working Group Satellites
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