Thursday 18 November 1999 9.00am EST
|The Observatory passed through the Leonid meteor shower without incident over night. The mission load maneuvered the spacecraft to the anti-radiant direction and clocked the solar arrays to be edge-on as planned for a 6 hours period around the predicted shower peak. The engineering team received real-time updates of the shower intensity and telemetry indicated nominal operation for all systems. An OBC Fixed Overflow error was noted prior to the peak, but was traced to a re-acquisition of a guide star by the aspect system, and was not related to the Leonid shower.
Following the shower peak, observations continued of the GTO target NGC 7293 located in a direction within 4 degrees of the anti-radiant.
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