Znamya for the Northwest

Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@cpmx.saic.com)
Wed, 3 Feb 1999 16:47:36 -0800

Hi All,

For those in the Calgary area, Znamya should illuminate the city
for at least some portion of its west-to-east zenith pass on
Thursday evening, February 4, from 6:24 - 6:29:45pm MST.
This pass has a culmination less than 5 degrees from zenith,
so even without the huge mirror, Mir will reach magnitude -1
or brighter.  Shadow entry is low in the east a little before

Vancouver, British Columbia is well-placed for the following
pass.  Mir and Progress rise out of the WNW, reaching
30 degree elevation at 7:00pm PST.  At 7:00:45, the complex
flies right over the Andromeda Galaxy, and gamma-And 15
seconds later.  Culmination is about 80 degrees above the
south-southwest at 7:01:15.  Shadow entry begins about
15 seconds later.  The complex should disappear very close
to beta-Tauri.

at 7:00:15pm PST, passes beta-Cas at 7:01 at mag 0 and
eta-Cas at 7:01:15 at mag -0.6.  Culmination occurs at
7:01:30, 75-deg above the NNE, just as sunset is occurring
aboard Mir.  --Rob