cosmos 807 rocket

From: Stephan Szyman (
Date: Mon Jun 20 2005 - 07:09:50 EDT

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    on saturday 18 june 2005 CDT I watched a rare bright pass of cosmos 807 
    rocket.  although heavens-above  showed its brightness to be magnitude  2.4, 
      I feel it was much brighter (it seemed as I watched it that I had caught 
    sight of mir once again,  a blast from the past.)
    I'd have to estimate its brightness to have been at least 0.5 if not 0.0.  
    (normally cosmos 807 rocket is fairly dim, according to HA.  I scrolled back 
    through the passes and found it only became so bright about twice in the 
    past year!)
    38.7054N, 90.3087W was the location, elevation 171M.  I was at an open house 
    at the UMSL observatory.
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