Delta 2 Propellant dump observed

Paul Becker (
Tue, 17 Aug 1999 01:51:15 -0500

Thanks to the excellent elements provided by Ron Lee, I was able to
observe the Delta 2 propellant dump just minutes ago - my first one. 

It was easily naked-eye visible, and larger & brighter than I expected. 
It had the appearance of a triangle with its top point curved westward.

I switched back to binos, and spotted the Delta to the right of the
Globalstars.  I couldn't resolve them all, but I think I could see more
than one.  They appeared to be in a line.

Although I did not see the preceeding burn, the propellant dump was
worth staying up for.  Thanks, Ron!

Paul Becker