Obs

finn@main.jetnet.ab.ca
Wed, 7 Jul 1999 00:44:04 -0600 (MDT)

A clear night with no clouds in sight and Altair being the main reference point:

First, Iridium 14A r #25779 99032C passed 4 degrees above (West) Altair at
05:10:51 7 Jul UTC +/- 2 sec at a mag 1. Az 115deg El 40 deg approx.

Second, Cosmos 2359 #25376 98039A passed about 7-8 deg above (South) Polaris
at 05:35:04 7 Jul UTC +/- 2 sec.

Next was an unknown that became visible at 05:38:53 7 Jul UTC Az 90 El 40
deg coming from the South going North becoming visible to about mag 3. No
doubt passing near Altair.

One minute later as the last object faded and in the same area of sky at
05:39:53 7 Jul UTC, another object flaring caught my eye and going by it's
track, i was able to ID it easily as Cosmos 1943 r #19120 88039B.   

Next Lacrosse 3 r #25018 97064B passed 5 degrees to the left (N) of Altair
at 05:53:38 7 Jul UTC +/- 2 sec.

Finally Globlstar 45 r #25680 99019E passed 4 deg below (South-east) Altair
at 05:57:59 7 Jul UTC +/- 2 sec. It has a slow-medium tumble the magnitude
range was about 2 to 3.

Jari
54.25N
110.11W
556m