Endeavour/Mir/Progress

Sue J. Worden (worden@uts.cc.utexas.edu)
Fri, 30 Jan 1998 19:21:37 -0600 (CST)

I just saw an incredible trio of passes.  First, of course, Endeavour,
near-zenith, brilliant even through trees on the falling arc into the
northeast.  Then Mir, more to the west, less bright, more yellowish.
And as Mir started its falling arc, I noticed trailing Mir another
object that must've been the Progress.  About 8 degrees behind Mir
at culmination, about magnitude +2.  Completely unexpected.  I had
no idea it would actually be visible from my light polluted driveway.
My first Progress sighting!  TOO COOL! :-)

--Sue Worden (worden@uts.cc.utexas.edu)
  Austin, Texas  30.30 N  97.76 W