Re: Mir & Other Object

J. Donald Gardner (fn470@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Fri, 20 Jun 1997 07:56:40 -0400 (EDT)

Reply to message from of Fri, 20 Jun
>In a message dated 97-06-20 00:36:49 EDT, you write:
><< Noted a 10 second -1 mag glint of an object in Mir's orbit plane beginning
>at 01:57:22 UTC. Mir crossed nearly the same location at 02:00:20 UTC, 2m 58
>sec later. Both appeared to be traveling at the same rate of speed. >>

I saw the same object from my location.   Roughtly 3 minutes ahead of Mir.
The -1 mag glint was near alpha-leo at about 21:57 EDT (01:57:00).  I could
follow the object along the same path Mir would follow 3 minutes later.

Don Gardner
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