First Sighting

radar (
Sat, 28 Nov 1998 19:19:58 -0500

Well, I guess persistence pays off.  For the last several weeks, I have been
trying to setup the various programs to see if I can observe some
satellites.  Until this evening, I have had no success.

So, I switched to one of the online prediction services.  I am using:
GSOC(German Space Operations Center).

It amazes me that I have to go to a sight all the way over in Germany to get
predictions for Southern Canada.....

It was perfect.  I believe I saw the following satellites:

Intercosmos 19
Iridium 79
Cosmos 1938
Cosmos 1300


IRIDIUM 82  FLARE........YES...It was beautiful....Extremely bright.  What a
magnificant sight.    I watched it wink on and then off again in
seconds....It was wonderful...

Now, if only I could get those darn programs setup correctly, so that I
don't have to rely on online services.