STS-84 and MIR OBSERVED

Jay Respler (jrespler@injersey.com)
Thu, 22 May 1997 04:01:07 -0400 (EDT)

Shuttle preceeded Mir by about 21 seconds.  Both suddenly became visible in
the bowl of the Big Dipper.  While I often see sats disappear into shadow,
it's rare to see them coming out of it.
Mir 2d mag, Shuttle about 1/2-1 mag fainter.

  40.283  74.233  129.   JAY RESPLER              1950 11.0  3 F F T T T
 
***  1997 May  22  Thu morning  *** Times are AM EDT  ***  21 7  439
 
 H  M  S Tim Azi ElC Dir  Mag Dys F  Hgt Shd  Rng  R A  Dec RCS  Name
 
 3 10  0  .0 334 27C  91 20.8   1 0  244  27  494 1031 65.1      STS-84 
 3 10 57  .0   5 22  107 21.7   1 0  244  97  559  5 8 71.7
 
 3 10  1  .0 334 27C  91  1.1   2 0  244  27  494 1031 65.0     Mir  
 3 10 58  .0   5 22  106  2.0   2 0  244  97  559  5 9 71.7


And now, since I haven't been to bed yet, and I have to go to work soon, it's
time to get some sleep.

Jay Respler
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