TERRIERS/Pegasus (99-026*) Obs, 19 May 99

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Tue, 18 May 1999 21:55:45 -0600

Easterly low elevation pass after sunset.  Moving N->S

Just missed setting up for MUBLCOM (#25736). Hopefully it will
be clear when it returns in just under an hour.

First seen was #25737, rkt 1?.  It flashed into view at the edge of the
field of view of the 8" so I assume it is tumbling. Will be difficult
in 7x50 binoculars unless you have a better pass.

#25739 (Adapter Cone?) and #25735 (TERRIERS) followed in close succession.
Both seemed steady in the 8" (~2 second passage).  I then looked with 7x50
binoculars and saw one of them.  it was close to shadow entry but appeared
steady.  Both were similar in magnitude.

Last was #25738 (rkt 2 = HAPS).  This one I picked up with binoculars
and it is tumbling but I did not have adequate time to get a period.

Obs occurred between 3:12 and 3:38 UT on 19 May 99.  Falcon, CO USA

Ron Lee