Re: Object passing through M13
Sun, 25 Apr 1999 16:33:01 EDT

In a message dated 4/25/99 1:14:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< I observed a nice pass of ISS at around 9:24 EDT as it went by Polaris
 heading NW to NE.  That inspired me to take out my telescope to look at
 Mars and the moon.  While observing M13 an object passed right through it
 around 10:04 EDT.  I easily saw it at 68X through the telescope.  Anyone
 know what it was? >>

With Skymap's transit search it seems to be Orbcomm 5, predicted at magnitude 
9.4 and passing NNE to SSW... Does this magnitude and direction seem to agree?

Quinn McCleery