Re: Low orbit birds

Ron Lee (
Thu, 9 Jan 1997 22:02:04 -0700 (MST)

The Mir debris is interesting. I saw about 10 pieces leading Mir
sometime last year.  I assume it was trash day or they were 
cleaning house prior to the lady astronaut arrival.  I usually
clean house when a new lady is coming over too.

The objects get a designation similar to Mir's but different letters.

The one's I saw required binoculars to see.  Will let others discuss
bright satellites since I often use binocs or a telescope for the
ones I observe.

Ron Lee

At 04:05 97/1/10 +0000, you wrote:
>What other low orbit objects are good to see other than Mir and HST? I live
>in the Northeast US and I am looking for any sats that will display a bright
>magnitude. I have spotted Mir only once a few years back. Also... In looking
>at the TLEs I have noticed MIR DEB listed several times,all with different
>launch designations. What would this be?
>Again,any help is very appreciated!
>Jim Holland 
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