Mir/STS81 observation

Willie Koorts (wpk@saao.ac.za)
Mon, 20 Jan 1997 09:49:03 +0200 (GMT+0200)

On Fri, 17 Jan 1997, Greg Roberts wrote:

> Also saw Mir/STS81 tonight going through the Southern Cross-far outshone any
> stars in that part of the sky. Followed into shadow but not visible in
> shadow with my 5 inch refractor.

I watched them on Sunday night when they went in shadow close to Sirrius 
(spelling?) just after culmination (33 degrees altitude) and they oushined 
our brightest star as well!

Will try and get them tonight when they start to seperate.  I have a very 
good pass on Tuesday night (49 deg Alt - 88 deg Phs), but they would 
probably be very far apart by then.

Cheers
Willie