Re: ISS seen, Soyuz not

From: bob@zarya.freeserve.co.uk
Date: Sat Apr 07 2001 - 01:57:50 PDT

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    How did the suggestion that Soyuz was detached from the station 
    originate? Apart from the recent re-location manoeuvre, it's been 
    firmly docked all the time. 
    
    On 6 Apr 2001, at 20:44, Edward S Light wrote:
    
    > Despite extensive clouds, I just saw ISS (25544=98-067A) make a lovely
    > pass, rivalling Jupiter (mag=-2.1) in brightness. It rose in the SW and
    > culminated in the SE (at 2001 April 07/00:23 UTC). The recent discussions
    > on SeeSat regarding the attached or unattached status of Soyuz TM-31
    > (26603=00-070A) prompted me to look for it during this good pass. If its
    > intrinsic brightness was the same as when we saw it 2000 November 01, it
    > should have been an easy naked eye object (magnitude 1 or better) but I
    > saw nothing leading/following ISS naked eye or with 10x50 binoculars.
    > 
    > Clear and dark skies!
    > 
    > Ed Light
    > Lakewood, NJ, USA
    > 40.1075 N, 074.2312 W, +24 m (80 ft)
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