Re: Mir + Object

Ron Lee (
Mon, 02 Aug 1999 07:57:45 -0600

been an antenna..perhaps 12 feet in diameter or so.

Ron Lee

> Observed an object about seven seconds out in front of Mir at around 2:32
>UTC on July 29th.  Made a casual observation last night, timing is an
>estimate.  This object was not visible until just before shadow entry and
>increased in brightness from invisible to about magnitude zero (estimate
>from brightly lit observation area).  Have not checked other possibilities
>yet, but the object was co-planar with Mir and entered the shadow at about
>the same apparent point in the sky.  Can estimate a more accurate time and
>observing location coordinates if anyone is interested.
>Mike Murphy