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MASTER Short OT J113122.95-075714.5 is uncataloged satellite or debris

ATel #3990; V. Lipunov (Moscow State University, SAI)
on 21 Mar 2012; 13:13 UT
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Credential Certification: Vladimir Lipunov (lipunov2007@gmail.com)

Subjects: Optical, X-ray, Gamma Ray, Near-Earth Object

We have refined analysis of the short OT J113122.95-075714.5 discovered by MASTER-Kislovodsk (Longitude = 42d 31'.417 E; Latitude = 43d 44'.767N; Altitude 2067 m) autodetection system (Atel #3898) and found two more fainter counterparts lying on a straight line and visible in both MASTER tubes. Three flashes are the result of reflection off the high orbit satellite (geosynchronous) with spinning period less than 60 sec (exposition was 180 sec).

These 3 flashes were observed between 2012-01-30 00:05:11 - 2012-01-30 00:08:11 UT.

The coordinates of the 3 flashes are

 
 11h 31m 22.95s  -07d 57' 14".5 
 11h 30m 41.26s  -07d 54' 22".9 
 11h 32m 05.44s  -08d 00' 09".2 
There are no known satellites at this time and place. The closest satellite is TURKSAT 2A, but it doesn't move in declination direction and ~1 degree offset.

I apologize to the authors of the ATel #3906 for my mistake.

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