Mir Debris Obs, 8 Jun 96

Fri, 7 Jun 1996 22:46:32 -0500

JUst watched Mir again at 1012 MDT on 7 jun (412 UT 8 Jun).

Only saw one piece, very faint (8-8.5 mag), non steady.

Could someone explain if this is common. Pieces KF imply
it is.  Plus do the pieces rapidly decay and thus are ahead
by TBD degrees in one day.

What are the pieces?  Hefty bags full of trash, dirty clothes,
water dumps?

Ron Lee