Re: How close to decay?

Ed Cannon (
Fri, 09 May 1997 01:17:03 -0500

Many thanks to Alan Pickup for fielding my question about some objects
that are making low passes here this week.  Obviously I will be less 
impressed by 300-km-high passes from now on!  Unfortunately, now it 
appears that we won't get to see them as cloudy weather is predicted 
for the next four or five days.

Wednesday evening before the clouds got too thick here, I was able to
observe a nice GRO (91-27B, 21225) pass, plus 96-41B (23954) and --
barely -- 94-14B (23020).

Why is Hubble Space Telescope called HST, but Compton Gamma-Ray 
Observatory called GRO rather than CGRO?

Ed Cannon
Austin, Texas, USA
30.3086N, 97.7279W