Re: ISS, STS sightings

Mir16609@aol.com
Sun, 6 Dec 1998 11:08:24 EST

In a message dated 12/6/98 2:43:58 AM Eastern Standard Time,
Bruno_Tilgner@compuserve.com writes:

> 17 minutes later, at 05:39 UTC, Endeavor entered sunlight at an
>  elevation of 54 degrees, azimuth 8 degrees. About 1 minute later
>  it exhibited an extremely bright flare for some 10 to 15 seconds.
>  The flare was considerably brighter than anything I have seen from
>  the Iridiums, so I estimate the peak magnitude at -9.

Interesting observation.   At the time of your pass the ISS module Unity was
protruding from the shuttle's cargo bay.  The flare must have been caused by
Unity.

Cheers
Don Gardner
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