Re: Negative STS Observations

Thu, 23 Dec 1999 22:23:07 -0700 (MST)

Should have had a nice 42 deg. pass here in Southern AZ. tonight - much
ambient light but very clear skies - didn't see one blip.
Ditto for me with the binoculars next time.

Ron Athey

>>On Wednesday:  I assumed that I could see it naked-eye, and I didn't even 
>>take my binoculars!  Negative observation.
>>Jonathan Wojack
>Thanks to Edward Light's Obs, I decided to try it. I live at 39 deg N
>and seldom try low inclination shuttle flights.  But to my surprise
>there was a 20 deg pass tonight.
>I saw it with binoculars.  Probably would have missed it naked eye
>because it was dim.
>This is hardly a unique obs but it was for me.  Guess I should never
>ASSUME that something can't be seen...and use binoculars just in case.
>Ron Lee
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