From: Daniel Deak (
Date: Sun Aug 12 2001 - 12:30:21 PDT

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    Hello everyone,
    This reentry of the SL-6 stage was observed by hundreds of amateur astronomers
    gathered at different sites. It was the Perseids meteor shower observation night
    and that's why so many people were outside and saw it.
    From my location, it was at about 15 degrees above the northeast horizon and
    reached mag -4 or -5 with a yellowish tint and a trail. All observation reports
    mentioned it produced sparkles but no fragmentation was seen. Its color turned
    to red at the end of the observation, so it matches Michael's obs. This change
    in color must have been produced by the fact it was slowing down and getting
    cooler. No sound was reported.
    AND NO, I DIDN'T SEE IT :-(((((
    I didn't check my predictions yesterday because I had a busy day and was not
    outside at this time. For once there was a reentry observed in Quebec and I
    missed it !
    Daniel Deak
    representant, projet spatial Starshine
    Drummondville, Quebec
    COSPAR site 1746 : 45.8537N, 72.4857W, 90 m., UTC-4:00
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