ISS+STS-110 visible after eclipse

From: G6GAK - Mike Tyrrell (g6gak@btinternet.com)
Date: Thu Apr 11 2002 - 13:46:00 EDT

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    We had a frustrating night on Wednesday - clear skies all day gave way to
    light cloud just minutes before the 20:30 UTC pass over Manchester. As we
    didn't expect any great pictures we decided to dispense with the video
    camera and do some manual observations through the LX-200 (+ Sattracker
    software).
    
    Despite the cloud the complex was clearly visible even by naked eye for much
    of the pass, through the telescope there was a fair amount of detail and the
    shuttle could be clearly seen (having docked about 3 hours previously). Well
    after the predicted eclipse point we could still see the object so we assume
    this is from the cargo bay lights??
    
    Tonight is the last good pass but the sky does not look promising :-(
    
    Mike Tyrrell / Phil Masding
    
    Manchester, UK
    
    
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