C 2351 r sighting

finn@main.jetnet.ab.ca
Tue, 23 Jun 1998 01:03:44 -0600 (MDT)

Going with this elset:

C 2351 Moln r1   6.0  2.0  0.0  5.0 d            246 x 184 km
1 25328U 98027B   98174.06139770  .02521486  28823-2  88333-3 0 91664
2 25328  62.8338 127.7807 0046707 118.9106 241.5587 16.21640633  7421

I had a pass of Cosmos 2351 r at 00:22L (06:22 UTC) 23 Jun. It came from the
north west going to the east south east. I did not observe my watch but it
appeared on time and moving fast. It passed about 10degrees above Cassiopeia
and it would fade in and out at a slow rate which would indicate a slow
tumble. At times it would be invisible while it would peak to about 0 or -1
magnitude at the max. My estimate on time between maximum flares is 10 to 15
seconds roughly. Like i said it moved fast and it didn't take long to cross
my viewing area. If it survives long enough i will have one more chance to
see it, hopefully. My thanks to Allan Pickup for the heads up on predicted
re-entries.

Jari
54.25N
110.11W
556m