Re: Two close encounters

3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL
Fri, 5 Sep 97 19:38:13 PDT

The two close encounters described by Rob Matson aren't likely to be
seen by anyone. The first, between Iridium 16 and ERS-2 R/B, will
occur in daylight just off the coast of southern Chile.  The second, between
a Delta R/B and Tiros N, is more favorable as it occurs in twilight, but
it happens over the mid-Atlantic.  Only observers in the Azores, the Canary
Islands, and extreme western Africa would be able to see it.

Thanks for the heads-up anyway, Rob.  Maybe next time.

 Craig Cholar    3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL