Failed Orbcomm Obs

Ron Lee (
Mon, 29 Dec 1997 18:34:56 -0700

A few days ago, I saw ONE of the Orbcomm satellites in an
8" telescope.  I believe it would have been visible in 7x50

This morning, I looked for them again using only binoculars.
It was a 45 degree pass at 6:10 AM local.   I observed nearly
due south, perhaps 35 degrees elevation.

I saw nothing.   The angle to the sun was not the best but still
I had hoped to at least see one.

Ron Lee