Re: ISS solar transit on 4-15-03

From: Russ Bessom (russbessom@desurf.com)
Date: Tue Apr 15 2003 - 05:25:00 EDT

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    Oops!  I forgot the time 12:36:05 your time is correct. Good Luck!!!
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Russ Bessom" <russbessom@desurf.com>
    To: "SeeSat" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 9:20 AM
    Subject: Re: ISS solar transit on 4-15-03
    
    
    > Hi Tom, using this TLE:
    > ISS2
    > 1 25544U 98067A   03105.27461242  .00041100  00000-0  34010-3 0  9017
    > 2 25544  51.6329 336.2421 0006040  22.0682 338.0732 15.58140717 11196
    >
    > This is my prediction using the SKY.  The pass is as you see it (see
    screen
    > shot) going from right to left entering the suns disk approximately at the
    > 2:30 postion, and exiting at the 10:30 position.  The pass lasts ½ of a
    > second.  It looks like it will cut right through the top 1/4 of the Sun's
    > disk...Be quick!
    > Let me know how it went!
    > Russ
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Tom Wagner" <sciteach@mchsi.com>
    > To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    > Sent: Monday, April 14, 2003 11:40 PM
    > Subject: ISS solar transit on 4-15-03
    >
    >
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I am planning on observing a solar transit by the ISS beginning at
    > 12:36:05
    > > PM Central Daylight Time (17:36:05 UTC) on April 15, 2003. The
    coordinates
    > > of the spot on the college grounds where I am going to be set up is 92d
    > 19m
    > > 44s W (-92.3288890 Longitude) and 42d 25m 47s N (42.4297220) Latitude.
    > The
    > > altitude is about 900 feet above sea level.
    > >
    > > I would appreciate having someone else verify my predictions using the
    > > latest TLEs which I would like to see listed in any response.
    > >
    > > Thanks!
    > >
    > > Tom   Iowa   USA
    > >
    > > P.S. What website/s are good for a quick understanding about why
    > satellites
    > > seem to vary in their direction across the sky and so on. If I had a
    > string
    > > and a globe or the equivalent on the Net I might finally grasp what it
    is
    > > that is happening up there! I would also like to be able to describe how
    > the
    > > cycling of the ISS from evening sky to no appearance to morning sky is
    > > predictable. I need to sound somewhat knowledgeable to a person that is
    > > interviewing me about this event. :~)
    > >
    > >
    > >
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