Observ Aug 29: Iridium & others

Robert Sheaffer (sheaffer@netcom.com)
Sat, 30 Aug 1997 11:22:11 -0700 (PDT)

Observation 29 Aug. 1997    (Fri. Eve, Aug 30 UT)


03:46:30  UT: Slow-moving southbound object, Mag. 0 to -1, moving
              through Cygnus. Faded to invisibility in Delphinus
              about 15 sec later. Did not see its appearance, so
              I don't know the total duration. Matches well with 
              #24795, Iridium 5  (my first confirmed Iridium sighting!)

03:50:12      Southbound object, Mag 2, seen in western Ophiuchus,
              near Serpens Caput. Matches well with #19460, USA 32.
              Faded soon afterward.

04:12:23      Northbound Mag 4.0 slow-moving object in Aquila,
              believed to be #2802, Cosmos 158 r (another oldie but
              goodie). Predicted mag 4.7



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