BEK Developers (bekdev@innet.com)
Tue, 12 Mar 1996 06:53:00 -0400

Had a great view in the west coast of Florida. Using elements from Friday
morning, it was about 8 to 9 min early. As stated before, it is much
brighter when you are between the sun and satellite.

Before (and as) it passed directly overhead, it was almost flouresant
(sp?). It was very easy to see naked eye even with a moon up. The tether
appeared to be trailing the satellite behind the velocity vector by about
45 deg or more I'd estimate. The bottom also seemed to be tilted about 10
to 20 deg towards the north. Shortly after it passed overhead ( < 60 deg
ele in the east? ), the brightness decreased considerably. The satellite
was at the top and a small dot at the bottom was slightly brighter than the
rest of the tether. The tether appeared to all be relatively straight,
although canted.

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