Chinese rocket, 97-48F
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 16:32:52 +0000

Thanks Tristan for alerting us to look for a very bright object!  
It passed over here last night, 1997 September 23 at about 19:03 UT, 
reaching magnitude -0.7 steady at 40 deg elevation in the SE.

David Brierley
Malvern, Worcestershire, UK
Station 2675, 52.1358N, 2.3264W, 70m