hoping to compare notes

From: Tom Wagner (sciteach@mchsi.com)
Date: Fri Apr 25 2003 - 01:16:00 EDT

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    Hello,
    
    I will be VERY grateful if someone with a planetarium program different than
    the one I am using, i.e. TheSky, can determine the following information
    about the position of the sun and the ISS at a particular date and time as
    seen from the following coordinates. I would like to "compare notes" to see
    if TheSky program is accurate or consistent in this regard.
    
    Here are the details.
    
    So that we can compare fairly you need to use the same TLE that I used. It
    is:
    ISS (ZARYA)
    1 25544U 98067A   03112.03346319  .00015374  00000-0  20455-3 0  9164
    2 25544  51.6329 302.3303 0006577  44.0852  96.5461 15.58356095252243
    
    Date: April 22, 2003
    UT 20:43:12
    Location 42 28 08 N  (42.468888)
                  92 22 34 W  (-92.376111)
    274 M above sea level
    
    TheSky told me that the separation between the sun and the ISS was 67d 44m
    28s (67.7411d).  And yours says [[                      ]].
    The altitude of the sun at that time was supposed to be 44d 51m 02s
    (44.8506d).  And yours says [[                      ]].
    The altitude of the station at that time was 67d 23m 55s (67.3986d)     And
    yours says [[                      ]].
    The azimuth of the sun at that time was 239d 43m 58s (239.7328d)     And
    yours says [[                      ]].
    The azimuth of the ISS at that time was 239d 43m 58s (58.483888d)  And yours
    says [[                      ]].
    
    Thanks a million!!
    
    Tom  Iowa  USA
    .....
    
    
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