Re: Obs. MIR complex / Progress module

Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@pi.net)
Sat, 09 Aug 1997 13:42:21 +0200

Alexander Seidel wrote:
> 
> The MIR complex was observed again from this site at UT 2046 (mag -1.0, max.
> elevation 55 deg South), followed 46.5 sec later by Progress M-35 (mag +1.0).
> Yesterday at UT 2143 (MIR mag -0.7, Progress-M35 mag +1.3, max. elevation 47
> deg) I timed a separation of 27.3 sec, and the day before at UT 2105 the gap was
> just 7.5 sec. The daily rate of change in separation distance travel time seems
> to be somewhere around +19.7 sec/day, as long as no further orbital corrections
> occur.
> Alex
> N53.5932 E9.4683 6mASL

I can cofirm the observations Alex made.
August 6 it was 7.44 sec; August 7 27.35 sec and August 8 46.49 sec.

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