Re-entries

Jim Nix (nixj@bellsouth.net)
Tue, 10 Nov 1998 02:36:24 -0600

Alan & all,

    Can anyone pass on any hints on observing re-entering satellites.
According to Sat-evo and the Latest OIG elset  I see a re-entry
prediction for 87068 BJ at 02:02:37 on 11/12. I have passes starting
here at 01:55:00 to 02:36:00 with trajectory's starting along the
horizon and rising to zenith.  Would I just observe the sky along the
Trajectories for thirty minutes and hope to spot something?  Is this
object too small to make a large
optical display on re-entry?

Regards

Jim
35 N 89W 100m