See the Space Shuttle and the Space Station Promenade

Walter Nissen (dk058@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Fri, 3 Oct 1997 21:28:48 -0400 (EDT)

Spectacular "Promenade" overflights by Atlantis and Mir are occurring over 
large sections of North America as I write this.  Atlantis, I am fairly 
sure, is leading Mir.  I observed both minutes ago, thru a murky 
atmosphere and Atlantis was brighter, tho no payload bay lights could be 
seen after ingress of the shadow of Earth. 
 
The latest elsets I've seen are these: 
Mir oig 
1 16609U 86017A   97275.23657826  .00005943  00000-0  77521-4 0  6694 
2 16609  51.6520 267.8789 0005515 183.6121 176.5249 15.60273986663734 
STS-86 jsc 
1 24964U 97055A   97276.90165217  .00002738  00000-0  36798-4 0  9158 
2 24964  51.6538 259.5002 0017618 356.2032   3.8991 15.66623022  1231 
 
If anyone would like to try to adjust the STS elset, Atlantis ran right 
over (< ~1') iota Oph at 19971004 005619.4 UTC as seen from my location. 
 
Cheers. 
 
Walter Nissen                   dk058@cleveland.freenet.edu 
-81.8637, 41.3735, 256m elevation 
 
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Astronomy is looking up! 
 
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LA, CA, is favored: 
 
  34.097 117.719 1169.    Claremont  <--------- 1950 13.5  8 F F F F F 
 
***  1997 Oct   4  *** Times are UT ***   215 13 1 
 H  M  S  TIM AL AZI C   U  MAG   REVS  HGT SHD  RNG  EW PHS  R A   DEC 
24964 STS-86                            .1 
 2 25 35   .0 81 319 C  45 -1.4    3.1  367 231  371 3.7  84 1854  40.2 
16609 Mir Complex                       .1 
 2 27  7   .0 79 319 C  46 -1.2   29.6  396 256  404 3.4  85 1846  42.2