Re: Observations Friday Evening: No Lacrosse 1
Sat, 12 Apr 1997 20:54:31 -0400 (EDT)

Robert Sheaffer wrote:

<< Rob Matson suggestedthat the satellite I saw the previous night on a path
nearly that predicted for Lacrosse 1 may have been #5730, Aureole 1 rocket.
While the observed object was approx 1.5 magnitudes brighter than predicted
for Aureole, that is most likely what I saw. >>

I observed Aureole 1r on 2/23/97.  It varied between mag 5.5 and 8.5 in about
a 3 second period, if that helps to confirm your ID.

Eric Vondra
Pittsburgh PA