Re: New Subscriber, with an observation: Mir Debris?

Jeffrey C. Hunt (
Wed, 28 Aug 1996 13:56:13 -0400 (EDT)

Hello Robert,
Welcome to SeeSat-L. You probably observed Progress M-32 (sat cat. no.
24071) which is following Mir by about 2 minutes.  Both are visible in a
full moon sky.  Mir debris normally can only be seen in binoculars.
Take a look at the prediction path and see what you think.
Regards, Jeff Hunt <>

On Wed, 28 Aug 1996, Robert Sheaffer wrote:

> Last night, my ladyfriend and I were watching the pass of the MIR Complex
> at approximately 20:15 local time (Aug 28 03:15 GMT). We were surprised
> to observe a second object pass nearly overhead along the same path,
> whose transit was approx. 20:17. The object was fairly bright, approx
> mag 2 - 2.5. The sky was not yet fully dark, the limiting magnitude
> being about 3.5.