Re: Mir

Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 23:02:29 PST

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    Carl H. Schmid wrote:
    > As a novice observer, to date, Mir is the only major object I have not seen.
    > I realize time is running out, so I have been faithfully checking
    > Heavens-Above.  My question is this;  Am I correct in assuming that the
    > long-term predictions should not be considered reliable?  I suspect that the
    > TLEs used by Heavens-Above are subject to significant changes in the
    > immediate future.
    Mir is currently a morning object. Get up early one day just so that
    you can say, you saw Mir.  Try to use predictions no more than a few
    days old.
    Jay Respler
       Satellite Tracker * Early Typewriter Collector
               Freehold, New Jersey
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