[amsat-bb] Re: Possible Mystery Spacecraft?

Kevin Muenzler, WB5RUE kevin at eaglecreekobservatory.org
Tue Jun 11 14:35:47 PDT 2013

Could have been a GPS satellite.  They run about 1200 miles up and are about
mag 10 or so.  They'd move about that fast across the sky.

Kevin Muenzler, WB5RUE
Eagle Creek Observatory
I believe that all this hype of global warming is going to turn out to be
nothing more than mother nature having a hot flash.

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Howdy All,

I have no ideas as to where to possibly look for an answer to this.

But of course we have all seen satellites, crosing the night sky. and seen
them in binoculars. and even ever more rarely while using a telescope
viewing something in the sky happen to have one of these things go zipping

But a buddy of mine was viewing Saturn the other night, and he spied
something moving. very small and faint. It was almost like a moon of Saturn
itself, but of course these do not move so fast you can see them move.

This was moving in the same plane and directions of the moons. at a
estimated speed of about 0.02 degrees a minute.

It was passing right through the field with Saturn.

Saturn was located at.

celestial location
14H,  17m, 50s
-11 deg 00 min,,20 sec

az  196 deg 16 min
el 34 deg 04min

Viewing location near Dodgeville, WI.
W 90.12580

anyone have a way to try to learn what this interloper may have been?

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