RE: Object preceding MIR

jeff@satellite.eu.org
Mon, 13 Apr 98 01:57:57

April 13, 01:39 UT
Yes, IMO, an uncataloged object (mag 5 to 6) 15-20 seconds preceding Mir. 
Observed just before entering shadow. Checked OIG a couple of hours ago 
and they hadn't released a new element beyond NORAD 25294. Maybe the 
released VDU?

Jeff Hunt <jeff@satellite.eu.org>
38.51N/76.76W

--- On Sun, 12 Apr 1998 17:10:16 -0400  karcher 
<101672.3140@compuserve.com> wrote:

>Hello all ,
> Got a bright satellite  19.60 SEC before MIR. Seen between clouds for
>about 15 sec , mag +4.4 , seems invariable.
> This object  and MIR ( mag -1 ) were timed  at 19H28M25.07S and
>19H28M44.67S respectively , both about 4  deg below 60 LEO ( 65degSE)
> APRIL 12  , UTC
>Dan Karcher   7.3417 E , 47.4833N
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