Shuttle again by its own lights

From: Michael Waterman (
Date: Tue Apr 09 2002 - 19:23:45 EDT

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    Saw STS-110 twice tonight (April 9).
    First was at 1905UT in a bright sky: no fixes possible.
    Second was at 2036: this time I was able to follow it
    with binoculars into eclipse, and at 203704.8 was visible
    by its own lights, mag 8 steady. at 250km distance
    (RA=844.2, dec=19.26).
    Mike Waterman
    COSPAR 2115 = Yateley = 51.33N, -0.75E, 75m
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