Atlantis sighting

Bruno Tilgner (
Mon, 13 Jan 1997 06:08:40 -0500

Pierre Neirinck has reported that he saw Atlantis this morning, 13 January 1997,
at 06:38 UTC from his location (51:03:08.5N 02:24:15.3E), magnitude -1 constant.

His sighting, in particular a close pass near star MU HER, agrees very well
with a calculation I had made, based on an elset of epoch  97012.58461458.
This surprises me because the burns NC-2 and NPC should have occured at
03:00:49 UTC and 03:52:02 UTC respectively, and I had expected the orbit to
be different.

Bruno Tilgner
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