Re: fast moving object in evening sky

Tristan Cools (tcools@nic.INbe.net)
Mon, 20 Jul 1998 22:10:52 +0200 (CEST)

At 15:33 18-07-98 -0400, you wrote:
> 
>Magion 5 r1 
>1 24294U 96050D   98199.71282224  .00634560  83665-5  46750-3 0  7658 
>2 24294  62.7213 104.3376 0050829 246.0129 113.5668 16.12094036104867 
> 
>As usual, you are probably better off paying no attention to the 
>multiplicity of vulgar names.  Just don't get burned. 
> 
>Objects nearing decay tend to be brighter than you might expect, moving 
>very fast, and earlier than many programs predict.  So be early. 
> 


I saw this rocket on 17 july and it was *very* bright.(mag 0).  The day
after there was a lower pass in the West and I didn't see it.


Greetings,


Tristan Cools
tcools@nic.INbe.net
BWGS Member - Belgian Working Group Satellites

Observing at: Damse Vaart: 3.2486E/51.2279N/Rijckevelde:
3.2867E/51.2054N/Brugge: 3.1611E/51.2108N