Spot 4 Observed

Ron Lee (
Wed, 25 Mar 1998 21:50:12 -0700

Just saw the recently launched Spot 4 (#25260) and its rocket
body (#25261).  The rocket was first at about 4:34:30 UT on 
26 Mar 98.  It was easy in binoculars, coming out of shadow
at about 18 degrees elevation.  A very rough period is around
40 seconds.  This is based on two minima observed with no
guarantee that I did not miss one.  Perhaps someone with a 
better pass can get a good initial period.

Spot 4 came along 4 minutes later and was steady but faint in