Re: Mir & debris

BEHREND Raoul (Raoul.Behrend@obs.unige.ch)
Thu, 13 Jun 1996 09:11:46 +0200 (MET DST)

Hello to all Mir observers,

During the 21h30m UT passage of Mir on june the 6th, I observed 11 debris,
all (with Mir) in the field of my 10x40 binocular. On the next passage,
23h07m UT, dispersion was greater than on the first passage.

Presentation card:
I think that observing satellites is very amazing. I wrote my own program
to make ephemerides and animations for my PC. Observations are visual and
Doppler mesurements. It is relatively easy to determine terms J2 and J3 of
the earth's potential: I found the oblatness to less then 5 meters.

Actually, I model the atmosphere, and particularly the sun activity's
influences.

Thank you to all, and sorry for my not so rich english.

Raoul.Behrend@Obs.UniGE.CH, 0h27m14.1sE, 47d05'23"N