Re: LACE (90 015A, #20496)

Eric Vondra (
Tue, 14 Jul 1998 22:02:08 EDT

In a message dated 7/14/98 9:41:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time,

> On 7/2 I made a sighting of a satellite that fit LACE well.
>  It was 4.0 mag and steady. Perhaps I had the wrong sat. Can
>  anyone else confirm the recent appearance of LACE?

Hi Eric,

I observed LACE on the last 2 evenings:
22:32 EDT 12 July (02:32 UT 13 July) passing R->L over alpha-Oph
21:52 EDT 13 July (01:52 UT 14 July) passing R->L under alpha-Oph

During both passes it was about a +4.0 mag.

LACE has been on my "high interest" list for a while now.  At times it will
pass W->E in the Northern sky, which is unusual at my lattitude, and it a
relatively bright fast mover.

Don Gardner
76.8419 W, 39.1796 N,  34m ASL