NOSS 2-3 sighting

Richard Fredrick (
Wed, 12 Jun 1996 12:48:30 -0500

What an incredible sight! I was hoping to see perhaps two dim objects
tonight and was startled to see a right triangle of objects traveling in a
SW to NE direction past Eta Ursa Majoris at 03:32 UT on June 12. 


                *B      *C

I would estimate a 30 second spatial separation between components A and B
and perhaps 20 seconds separation between B and C. I did see some
brightening exhibited by component B, but I wasn't able to make any timing
estimates. This is the first time that I have seen a NOSS group, so I didn't
know quite what to expect. I certaintly want to thank those members of the
list who have reported the launch and deployment of this group. Spectacular!