Observations 5/15

Mike McCants (mikem@freeside.fc.net)
Sun, 16 May 1999 12:18:42 -0500 (CDT)

We were able to watch the Fengyun 1C rocket on a good pass last night.
I measured the tumble period at 0.660 seconds. (25732, 99-25C)

I also measured the Abrixas rocket at 4.42 seconds. (25723, 99-22C)

We saw Sputnik Jr. 3 on a very favorable pass.  It seemed to vary
from about magnitude 6 to 8 with a period of maybe 4 or 5 seconds.

USA 86 was about 10 seconds early.

Mike McCants
Austin, Tx