Observations Friday Evening: No Lacrosse 1

Robert Sheaffer (sheaffer@netcom.com)
Sat, 12 Apr 1997 12:46:57 -0700

Observations Friday Evening Apr. 11/13 (UT 12 April 1997)


04:13:08 UT   Culmination of #24323   GPS 2-27 r 1. Mag estimated
              at 3.2 (4.1 predicted from standard mag).

04:15 - 04:30 Watched for Lacrosse 1, should have been a near-zenith
              pass at 04:16. Nothing was seen. Rob Matson suggested
              that the satellite I saw the previous night on a path
              nearly that predicted for Lacrosse 1 may have been
              #5730, Aureole 1 rocket. While the observed object 
              was approx 1.5 magnitudes brighter than predicted
              for Aureole, that is most likely what I saw.


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