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Occurred : 7/18/2001 22:35 (Entered as : 07/18/01 22:35)
Reported: 7/18/2001 23:25
Posted: 8/5/2001
Location: Utah (South West), UT
Shape: Unknown
Duration:41/2 to 5 minutes
I was stargazing with a Meade Lx-50. As I was veiwing star clusters in the southeast section of the sky, what I thought to be a satelite entered my view. I have never been able to lock onto and view the track of a satelite before. I stated following this object to the South and West. I was able to follow it clearly with my LX-50. It did not follow a straight path. It zig-zaged as it traveled. It appeared to change it's course, and its speed as it traveled. I lost the object when I ran out of adjustment with my adjustment knob's. This was not a satelite, I viewed it for nearly 5 minutes.