Thanks for satellite ID.

Larry Klaes (
Mon, 18 Mar 1996 11:15:18 -0500 (EST)

I wish to express my thanks to everyone on the SEESAT-L list who was
kind enough to identify the satellite I and my astronomy class saw on
the night of March 12.  The winner does indeed appear to be Lacrosse 1.
I am certainly glad we didn't get to view just an ol' Cosmos sat. :^)
I was also happy to find that what I saw, such as the sat.'s color,
were not a product of poor visibility or observing skills.

About Lacrosse's radar image level of 2 meters:  For comparison, Magellan,
the orbiter which radar-imaged Venus in the early 1990s, had a resolution
of "only" 360 feet.

Again, my thanks.

Larry Klaes