Re: ISS Lunar transit in daylight.

From: Thomas Fly (thomasfly@j2ee-consultants.com)
Date: Mon Apr 28 2003 - 17:29:54 EDT

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    Orbits are constantly changing, of course, and in fact NASA already has a new batch of TLE forecasts from last week:
    http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/SSapplications/Post/JavaSSOP/orbit/ISS/SVPOST.html.  However, transit track
    predictions aren't likely to change by a whole lot from last week (though the change can certainly affect your selection of the
    location from which to make your observation).
    
    Like Björn, I'm also waiting for a Meade LXD55 to show up.  I have quite a sensitive 3COM HomeConnect webcam (originally made by
    Vista Imaging), which unfortunately is no longer in production; as well as a FireWire webcam, so I'm looking forward to attempting
    what you're about to try.
    
    A polarizing filter ordinarily should help cut down on sun glare, but as Tom Wagner observed, the sun separation angle is likely to
    be too small for a filter to be of much value.  So I'd say go for it, but don't get your hopes up.
    
    In another week or two, the moon will be departing from the neighborhood of the sun, so the opportunity to observe them will be more
    favorable.
    
    
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