#24801 alive at 19:58 UTC

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Thu, 7 Aug 1997 22:22:37 +0200

I did see, but not observe, the decaying SL-6.
I was too exited to operate my video camera, but with the
sun at -6.1 degrees I was at least able to find Vega and
Deneb at '1-power', and point the camera at them at 10x zoom.

When I spotted #24801, I THOUGHT I had the camera running, and
acquired it at same zoom. I did see it pass below a fainter star
probably beta or epsilon Cygni, but also forgot to operate the
stopwatch. As it was descending towards some trees, I accidentally
pushed the pause button (again?), and got 12 seconds video!

Sigh!

I'll look for the one or two 20-degree passes that may remain.

Good Luck to you!

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