Re: Mir-Venus Conjunction

Mir16609@aol.com
Sat, 10 Apr 1999 14:19:40 EDT

In a message dated 4/10/99 1:37:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
devereux@nmsu.edu writes:

> I think the MIR will pass close to Venus tonight.  I am going to
>   try and video tape this event. If anyone out there has a program
>   that can calculate how close the conjunction will be for my location
>   I'd be very interested to know. My location is 
>  
>    32.3117N, 106.7783W (Las Cruces, NM). 
>  
>   The event will be at 19:59 MST.

MDT????

I sent a jpeg of the plot to you.  It will actually get much closer to 
Betelgeuse than Venus.   For others in the area I posted the jpeg of the plot 
at:
http://members.aol.com/mir16609/mirvenus.jpg

Cheers
Don Gardner  39.1796 N, 76.8419 W, 34m ASL
Homepage: http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
Space Day - 6 May 1999; http://www.spaceday.com/