Dramatic Cosmos 1220 pass last night

Mark A. Hanning-Lee (mhanning-lee@syagen.com)
Fri, 03 Sep 1999 15:39:16 -0700

On Thursday night there was a dramatic pass of Cosmos 1220 (12054). The
predicted magnitude was about 3.3, but it was some 4 magnitudes brighter
than this, between 0 and -1. More yellowish than nearby Deneb and Vega.

Worth watching; I'll certainly keep an eye out for it.

On time according to this elset from mccants.tle, within 1-2 seconds
anyway.

COSMOS 1220
1 12054U 80089A   99245.09472834  .00005640  00000-0  64684-3 0  6345
2 12054  64.9808 116.2356 0133812 159.8173 200.8299 14.80520816928773

Best, Mark