2nd sighting of Mir+Discovery

Bruno Tilgner (Bruno_Tilgner@compuserve.com)
Wed, 3 Jun 1998 19:06:48 -0400

Mir was seen again from west of Paris at 22:42 UTC on 3 June in the
southwestern sky. The observation was somewhat hampered by moonlight.

Discovery followed about 3 minutes later on a very similar but not
identical trajectory.

The brightness of Mir was 0 (Arcturus, alpha Bootis), that of
Discovery +2. Discovery also entered the Earth's shadow significantly
earlier because of its lower altitude.

This was the last observation of a single shuttle spacecraft from this
latitude for a very long time to come, at least until December.

Bruno Tilgner
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