Obs MIR and Progress

Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@pi.net)
Sun, 10 Aug 1997 23:52:18 +0200

Just before clouds moved in I observed MIR and Progress-M 35.
At 20:17 UT MIR made a mag -2 pass at 65 degrees, followed at 80.15
seconds by Progress with mag +2.
The difference in time is decreasing as the following list shows.

Date	MIR-Progress	Time diff
6-8	 7.44 sec	
7-8	27.35		19.91 sec
8-8	46.49		19.14
9-8					not observed
10-8	80.15		33.66

It seems Progress is slowly decreasing its distance to MIR.

Greetings
Leo Barhorst
Alkmaar The Netherlands