Greetings from the newest member of the satobs community. I am a college transfer student (less than a year from transferal to the University of Colorado at Boulder) majoring in astrophysics. Unfortunately, I have yet to encounter the most intense courses, so I'm not yet NASA material--although my classmates seem to think so. My first memorable encounter with a satellite was on a mid-summer night stargazing session, somewhere between '89 & '91. My 10x50's were directed near zenith when an almost translucent trio of very closely spaced objects crossed my field of view bearing 180 degrees. The individual objects were triangularly-shaped and in equilateral formation (one in lead, two trailing). I was astounded at the sight, especially at the ghostly appearance of the objects. I'm still not quite sure what they were, although I'm leaning toward a Whitecloud explanation. Nevertheless, I've only recently delved into the more technical aspect of this pastime. So I'm still a bit naive, and still trying to hammer down those flash timings! But I suppose everyone must start at the bottom. Even astrophysicists. --- Robert Rodriguez Jr. 40.2716 Lat. / -103.8297 Lon. / 1309.8 m "Physics is a completely irrational answer to an entirely reasonable question."