Lacrosse 3 Rk & Lacrosse 3

Ed Cannon (
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 15:29:46 -0600

Lacrosse 3 Rk (25018)
97- 64 B 97-12-11 00:15      EC  171.5 0.3  12 14.29  MM mag +1->4? 1-power

Managed to see that one and Lacrosse 3 itself in spite of being sick and
some cirro-cumulus clouds.  The clouds weren't much of an issue for the
Titan's pass, but 40 minutes later for Lacrosse 3 they were broken but 
apparently in the way.  However, they were moving rapidly to the north, 
and it turned out that the satellite was traveling at just a little bit 
faster apparent speed and managed to stay in breaks between the clouds for 
most of the pass!  It was probably between +1.5 and +2.

Ed Cannon
Austin, Texas, USA -- 30.3086N, 97.7279W, 150 m