Mir and STS

Henry Eikel (heikel@ix.netcom.com)
Fri, 30 Jan 1998 00:34:41 -0600

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Got a chance to see Mir and STS 89 tonight.  Pass was predicted for =
6:28:30 cst (00:28:30 UT) 42 degrees in the SE.  I am not sure which one =
was leading the other (STS I think), but the first was brighter (about =
1-2 mags) and about 20 degrees ahead of the second one.  I followed them =
for several minutes and as the first was entering the shadow (about 20 =
deg in E), the second (Mir?) had a very bright flare which I am guessing =
was about -5 and a brilliant blue-white in color.

Henry Eikel
N,30,W,90
New Orleans, LA

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Got a chance to see Mir and STS 89=20 tonight.  Pass was predicted for 6:28:30 cst (00:28:30 UT) 42 = degrees in=20 the SE.  I am not sure which one was leading the other (STS I = think), but=20 the first was brighter (about 1-2 mags) and about 20 degrees ahead of = the second=20 one.  I followed them for several minutes and as the first was = entering the=20 shadow (about 20 deg in E), the second (Mir?) had a very bright flare = which I am=20 guessing was about -5 and a brilliant blue-white in color.
 
Henry Eikel
N,30,W,90
New Orleans, = LA
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