Wire Observed w/ 12" Telescope

Ron Dantowitz (ron@dantowitz.com)
Fri, 5 Mar 1999 23:58:55 -0500 (EST)


FYI Wire is still spinning as of 23:45 UTC 5 March 1999.

Observed from Boston, MA, USA 42(N) -71(W).

Measured Rotation period was 3.23 seconds (20 rotations over a 64.66 second
interval).  Timed using the 60Hz readout clock on the video camera.  To be
exact, there were exactly 20 rotations in 3,880 video fields (60 fields/sec).

Wire is rotating at approximately 111 degrees/second.  Looks bad.

-Ron Dantowitz
Boston Museum of Science