last PM42 rocket obs

Tristan Cools (tcools@nic.INbe.net)
Mon, 19 Jul 1999 01:37:20 +0200 (CEST)

Didn't see Progress M42 tonight(18th), so I assume it has docked with Mir.

I did see its rocket however.  It passed between eta and zeta UMA at
21h40m41s at very high speed(hight only 165km !).  It wasn't as bright as
yesterday but I guess it was magnitude +3.  It was flashing with maybe 3s
but I couldn't make any timing because it disappeared into the Earth's
shadow.  Observing place was Ryckevelde.


ProgM42 Soyuz r  6.0  3.0  0.0  5.0 d   15       181 x 167 km
1 25859U 99038B   99199.40194881  .05590801  12312-4  57503-3 0   108
2 25859  51.6389 183.8986 0010725  91.0189 269.5589 16.36821634   283


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

Observing at:

Damse Vaart: 3.2486E/51.2279N
Ryckevelde: 3.2867E/51.2054N
Brugge: 3.1611E/51.2108N