Re: Object before MIR?

Stephmon@aol.com
Mon, 11 Jan 1999 19:02:08 EST

In a message dated 1/11/99 5:36:49 PM Eastern Standard Time,
kocis@catskill.net writes:

<< Thanks for your effort.  I made a typo though in my post.  The object moved
 from NORTH to south across the sky. >>

Well, that does make a difference :)  Here are some likely candidates (within
10 minutes before the Mir pass), ranked by brightness at culmination.  I've
named nearby stars during culmination to help narrow it down.  Again, using
"Satellite Hunting" (still in pre-release).

Cosmos 1633 approx Mag 3.7
5:33:08 -- 20 deg elev. 3 deg North
5:36:01 -- 65 deg elev. 82 deg East (Bootes: between Delta and Gamma)
5:38:53 -- 20 deg elev. 159 deg South

Cosmos 2332 approx Mag 4.3
5:35:00 [+ or - :60] 20 deg elev. 11 deg North
5:37:08 [+ or - :60] 54 deg elev. 84 deg East (Between Eta Hercules and Delta
Bootes)
5:39:45 [+ or - :60] 20 deg elev. 155 deg South

Meteor 2-17 approx. Mag 4.5
5:21:53 -- 20 deg elev. 355 North
5:26:18 -- 82 deg elev. 85 East (Ursa Major: Between Eta and Zeta)
5:30:39 -- 20 deg elev. 169 South

If you'd like me to send a star/satellite path .BMP (for any, or all, of
these) or, if you'd like me to expand my search (earlier) send me an email
directly (off the list) and we'll hash it out.

Regards,
Stephen