STS-84/Atlantis seen

Brierley, David UK (
Thu, 15 May 1997 08:19:05 -0600

Despite strong twilight, I spotted STS-84/Atlantis/97-23A on rev 3 with
the naked eye near Arcturus at 11:15UT today, 1997 May 15.  Its
brightness varied between mag +1 and +2.

In 20x80 binocs I saw it occult 20 Boo:
UT 11:15:03.89  RA 14h19.7m  Dec 16d18m (2000.0).

David Brierley
Colorado Springs, CO, USA.
Station 2017
Lat 38.9583N Long 104.7603W 2115m