Znamya Test Over Quebec City

Tue, 2 Feb 1999 16:00:52 EST

The latest elset for Mir:
Mir                                              368 x 348
1 16609U 86017A   99033.62215070 -.00705684  00000-0 -60986-2 0  1783
2 16609  51.6621 313.1101 0015148  80.9915 279.1017 15.70324883740230
dramatically changes the prediction time for the visible passes this week

The Znamya test over Quebec City on 4 February, 23:56 UTC (18:56 local) will
be visible in the DC area and to the north.  The entry into eclipse occurs at
18:57:30 due north at 14 deg above the horizon from this area.  Since the
mirror will be focused on Quebec City I'm not quite sure what to expect but it
should be worth a look.

For those in the area I'll keep an update of the plot of the pass at:

Don Gardner
Homepage: http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
76.8419 W, 39.1796 N,  34m ASL