Second brightest

Bruno Tilgner (
Fri, 21 Mar 1997 15:50:23 -0500

In reply to:

>Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 22:19:29 +0200
From: (Pouplier Alphonse)
Subject: Second Brightest<

>What is the brightest satellite after MIR for observers
at a latitude near +50 degrees?<

Probably the Lacrosse family, but a lot depends on the phase angle.

The next candidate is UARS.

Of course, when the space shuttle Atlantis is on its way to Mir, it will be
at least as bright as Mir.

Bruno Tilgner