Mir & Progress seen

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Thu, 4 Feb 1999 18:16:59 +0000

Mir was leading Progress M-40 by 8 arcminutes (about 0.7 second) at
17:46 UTC as they dipped towards eclipse in the SE as seen from
Edinburgh. I just caught the end of a 35 deg altitude transit which had
been largely hidden by cloud. At a range of ~1200 km, Mir was about
magnitude 1 and Progress (& Znamya) about mag 3.5. No
flares/glints/whatever seen from Znamya during the <30 sec I followed
them (Yes, I know there is a snag with its deployment).

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