Re: Shuttle & Mir tonight...

Craig Cholar (3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL)
Thu, 29 Jan 98 19:10:46 PST

Saw STS leading Mir by 30 seconds during a very low SW pass (elev. about
7 degrees).  This was 20 seconds more than the latest elsets predicted, but
difference was probably due to an OMS burn shortly before my pass, putting
the shuttle into a lower orbit.  The shuttle was also a couple of degrees
lower than expected.  Sky was too bright to see any sign of the Progress.
Later saw very low pass in south of Soyuz TM-27, mag about 6.5 due to haze,
on time and on track using previously posted elset.  Will try to acquire
Progress on another low Shuttle/Mir pass in about 10 minutes.

 Craig Cholar    3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL
 Marina, California
 36 41 10.3N,  121 48 17.9W    (36.6862, -121.8050)      UTC -8