STS-110 Obs

From: Jari (
Date: Tue Apr 09 2002 - 01:06:38 EDT

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    At 04:24:39 9 Apr UTC +/-3 sec the Shuttle passed 5 deg below (N) Polaris.
    Moving fast and bright along it's entire track, mag was est -2. 7min and 21
    sec later ISS came along, less bright and it had a distinct orange tint to
    it. Some high clouds had rolled in by then which may have been the cause of
    the space station not being as bright as the shuttle.
    Earlier while i was waiting for the pair to arrive i saw from inside my
    house a large -1 mag flash at 04:13:15 UTC +/- 3 sec. Az 310 deg El 25 deg.
    No other flashes seen indicating which way the object was going.
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