Anthony Beresford (
Wed, 4 Dec 1996 06:38:17 +1030 (CST)

At 12:47 PM 12/3/96 -0600, you wrote:
>	I also observed Lacrosse 1 which made a ~50 deg pass just minutes
>before the shuttle.  Everything I've read says this satellite has a ruby
>red color, but I only saw a slightly yellowish hue.  Since the satellite
>followed the predicted path, I'm pretty sure it was Lacrosse 1.  This
>is the first time I have seen this satellite.  Does it's color vary?  It's
>magnitude was roughly +3, if that makes any difference.
>Robert Fenske, Jr.
Robert, the hue of Lacrosse is noticeable but not obvious,
from my own observations. At mag 3 the colour sensitivity
of individuals varies greatly. 
Tony Beresford