Re: Mir & Progress M 32

Andreas Bormann (andreas@procyon.ping.de)
19 Aug 1996 18:12:00 +0200

> I saw Mir and Progress M 32 at Sunday 18 August,1996. 20h 26min.54sec U=
T
> followed by Progress M 32 at 20h 27min 01sec.UT (07.73sec.)
> Magnitude of Mir: -1. Magnitude Progress M 32: 2. The Progress have a
> different collor more reddish.
>
> It was a magnificent sight. I don't see the Soyuz TM 24.
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yes, indeed. Shortly before entering Earth's shadow, Mir had magnitude -5=
 =20
and Progress-M32 had -4 as watched from Witten, Germany. It was the =20
brightest pass I ever saw!

Andreas

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Andreas Bormann         andreas@procyon.ping.de
Witten, Germany         Lon. E 7=B022'46.4" Lat. N 51=B026'37.5" Alt. 140=
m
Alpha Canis Minoris     (J2000) RA 7h39m18.1s Decl +5=B013'30" Dist 11LY