Forte & Forte Rk obs Sep 2 0416-0419 UT

3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL
Tue, 2 Sep 97 21:37:33 PDT

Observed both Forte (24920 97-047A) and Forte Rk (24921 97-047B) from
approx 0416-0419 UT 2 Sep 97.  Forte Rk made first pass, about mag 7,
slow tumble period of about 13 sec from minima to maxima (I'm not an
an expert at tumbling measurements measurements, so I'll defer to
others to make more accurate measurements).

Forte came along almost exactly 2 minutes later, steady, also very dim.

Both passes were in the west, around 9:16 pm local time, northbound,
about 60 deg. above the horizon, with a range of about 600 miles (965km).


 Craig Cholar    3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL
 Marina, California
 36 41 10.3N,  121 48 17.9W    (36.6862, -121.8050)      UTC -7