Obs Jul 18, 1998

C.M.Wyatt. (spacenaut@jaycom.net.au)
Sat, 18 Jul 1998 19:23:21 +1000

G'day all,

All obs are on Jul 18 (local time) from 36d46m35s S & 144d14m28s E at
240m:

First  saw Mir pass 53deg over head orange yellow colour until just
before peak brightness of -2 mag after just having past through
Scopion's tail. Was mag 3 when passing just Sth of Canopus. Was on time
to GSOC predictions 18:27:50 local time first seen & disappeared about
18:3:45 into earth's shadow.

Next saw Iridium 39 flare to mag 0 at 18:34 local time on track &
location to GSOC predictions, although they predicted -2 for the flare.

Chris Wyatt.