Re: Shuttle and ISS to be visible in New Zealand close to docking

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Thu Apr 08 2010 - 07:53:39 UTC

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    Nothing seen, cloud and drizzle moved in at the wrong moment- typical!
    
    OT (maybe but maybe not :-) : Our local observatory has just reopened after 
    two years- it has a new manager who has more of an interest in satellites 
    and is spreading the word via Facebook about the Station and Shuttle- I have 
    been adding info to their page so hopefully the number of  visual satellite 
    observers in the Wellington area (and maybe NZ in general) may increase at 
    last!
    '
    Robert
    
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Robert Holdsworth" <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>
    To: "Seesat List" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 9:11 PM
    Subject: Shuttle and ISS to be visible in New Zealand close to docking
    
    
    > We have a shuttle/ISS pass around 0707 UTC (1907 local) Wednesday about 
    > half
    > an hour before docking, subject of course to any variations caused by the
    > Ku-Band comms failure..
    >
    > This is a  similar pass to one I observed close to docking on a previous
    > mission:  in that case the shuttle was visible separately through 
    > binoculars
    > as they approached but I could not distinguish them as they receded.
    >
    > Visibility will be best for the Southern North Island  (which includes me)
    > and for the South Island.   Cloud may or may not be an issue at this
    > location, there is some doubt over this.
    >
    >
    > Robert Holdsworth
    > Wainuiomata
    > New Zealand
    > 174.948E
    > 41.261S
    >
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