october 6, MIR passage: 5 minutes !

Nico L. (polaris@diemme.it)
Tue, 07 Oct 1997 17:41:47 +0200

Yesterday evening I watched MIR space station
for the second once.
The data precision found on  http://www.chara.gsu.edu/sat.html
is very good. I watched MIR naked eye, but I'm planning
to observe by a celestron ultima 2000.
MIR rised near arcturus and finished to camelopardalis,
and all this was about 5 minutes !
The estimate magnitude was about 0.5-1.0 at about 19:31
(local gmt+2 time) when it passed near alpha umi.

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  Nico Lonetti  polaris@diemme.it   Cosenza - Italy
   G.A.M. Gruppo  Astrofili  Menkalinan, Time zone: Gmt + 2
 Italy Alt. 225 m.  39.322 N Latitude -16.216 E Longitude
 mIRC location: IRCNet: EU, IT, Pisa
 IRC server : irc.ccii.unipi.it
 Port : 6667  Group : ircnet
 Nick name  : lonnic
"Leaving the wonderful orient water Sun
rises to the sky to bring light to the immortals and
to the men that till the soil and die "
"Lasciando le acque del meraviglioso oriente il Sole
si innalza nel firmamento per portare luce agli immortali
e agli uomini che arano la terra e muoiono."(Omero - Odissea)