Re:Saturn Geostationary Satellites April 11

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Posted by Nick James at 23:58 on 2012 Apr 12

David,Interesting observation. These Geos are always a pain for anything around dec -7 to -8. I’ve done a quick check and there are a number of possible candidate satellites that match your observations (see below). Even though most of these objects are usually quite faint they can be much brighter when near opposition.Nick. Saturn KC2012 04 11.93500 13 41 35.00 -07 33 56.0 10.0 R 995 NORAD designation 29526U; international 2006-051A delta= 39300.2 km; offset= 0.09 degrees; motion 0.248’/sec at PA= 90 NORAD designation 33154U; international 2008-034B delta= 39297.2 km; offset= 0.09 degrees; motion 0.248’/sec at PA= 90 NORAD designation 36592U; international 2010-025A delta= 39284.0 km; offset= 0.08 degrees; motion 0.248’/sec at PA= 90 Saturn KC2012 04 11.94000 13 41 35.00 -07 33 56.0 10.0 R 995 Saturn KC2012 04 11.94500 13 41 35.00 -07 33 56.0 10.0 R 995 Saturn KC2012 04 11.95000 13 41 35.00 -07 33 56.0 10.0 R 995 NORAD designation 25515U; international 1998-063A delta= 39148.6 km; offset= 0.09 degrees; motion 0.248’/sec at PA= 90 Saturn KC2012 04 11.95500 13 41 35.00 -07 33 56.0 10.0 R 995 NORAD designation 15825U; international 1985-048C delta= 39060.9 km; offset= 0.05 degrees; motion 0.249’/sec at PA=105 NORAD designation 25785U; international 1999-033A delta= 39089.6 km; offset= 0.07 degrees; motion 0.248’/sec at PA= 90 NORAD designation 26853U; international 2001-025A delta= 39108.5 km; offset= 0.17 degrees; motion 0.248’/sec at PA= 90