Starshine, STS-96 and the ISS

Mir16609@aol.com
Sat, 5 Jun 1999 04:41:48 EDT

There was another great pass this morning in the predawn sky.   STS-96 was 
again about a -1 mag and it lead the ISS by about 25 seconds as they passed 
over the Little Dipper at 04:26 EDT (08:26 UTC).

I did not see any flashes from Starshine until the end of the pass.  At 
04:28:55 I observed 2 flashes spaced about 2 seconds apart (40az, 16 el).  
The flashes were about 0.5 deg ahead of STS-96 and were about a +4.0 mag.

Cheers
Don Gardner  39.1796 N, 76.8419 W, 34m ASL
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