USA 129 R/B

Shari & Ian Porter (
Fri, 3 Jan 1997 10:28:55 +1100

Observed USA 129 R/B at 11:42 UTC, 02 Jan, fumbling fingers and a lack of
guide stars mucked up my position obs but object is definitly flashing with
a period around 30 seconds, max mag still around 2.5 - 3 fading to mag 6-7
(but not invisible). Good weather predicted for tomorrow , will atempt pos
obs and PPAS.

Mir pass tonight was like a searchlight, mag far beyond sirius. I always
expect a UFO scare after a pass like this !!


Ian & Shari Porter
Rye, Victoria, Australia
144.8070 E 38.3745 S 5m AMSL