Decaying COMETS H-2: southern USA passes

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Sun Jan 30 2000 - 18:41:51 PST

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    Based on Alan Pickup's predicted decay time of Feb 1, 
    15:23 +/- 10 hours (Tuesday morning USA time) and SatEvo 
    elements for the decaying COMETS H-2 Rk (25176, 98-11B):

    it is making a very high, mostly in-shadow pass over 
    Texas just about three hours before that, and another 
    fully in-shadow pass one orbit earlier.  East of us the 
    pass should be even better -- more out of the shadow and 
    better phase angle.  Chances of seeing the decay are 
    small of course, but I hope that at least our weather 
    will cooperate!
    It's making a good pass Monday morning -- about ten 
    hours from now, but the chances of favorable weather 
    here aren't very good.
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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