Re: Observations

From: Kevin Fetter (kevin_fetter@hotmail.com)
Date: Fri Apr 06 2001 - 10:43:06 PDT

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    From: Jonathan T Wojack <tlj18@juno.com>
    To: SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com
    Subject: Observations
    Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 11:07:52 -0400
    
    02:00:  Tried to see the new Russian satellite Cosmos 2367 make a 86
    degree overhead pass - at magnitude +1.4.  Did not appear in binoculars
    or naked-eye (LM +4 to +5; +2, respectively).  There were thin clouds,
    but extremely thin.
    
    
    I saw it with the naked eye on Thursday April 5 at around 21:00 EST as it 
    passes through leo. It was easy to spot, and bright.
    
    
    Heavens-Above gives a prediction for "SOYUZ TM-31" - does anyone know
    what that object is?  Could it be the launch vehicle attached to the ISS?
    
    This was the capsule that had the first crew going to the ISS. It also 
    serves as a lifeboat.
    It is seperated from the ISS at this time, and the ISS is in front of it
    according to stsplus.
    
    
    Kevin
    
    
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