Re: Object leading the ISS

From: Thierry Legault (legault@club-internet.fr)
Date: Sat Apr 23 2011 - 08:24:01 UTC

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    hi Rainer, it was Progress M-09M/41P, undocked from the ISS on Friday at
    11:41 UT (7:41 am EDT). It should be visible during several days, its deorbit
    being scheduled on April 26th (9:15 am EDT).
    
    regards
    
    At 10:15 23/04/2011, Rainer Kresken wrote:
    
    >Dear all,
    >
    >Some friends of mine who occasionally watched 
    >the ISS yesterday evening reported
    >that there was a "moderately bright" object leading the ISS by a couple of
    >degrees yesterday evening. I interpret 
    >"moderately bright" as about mag 2 or 3,
    >considering the remaining daylight. Any idea what this might have been?
    >
    >
    >location:
    >49.8152N, 8.6425E
    >
    >ISS maximum elevation data from heavens above:
    >19:18:37 UTC
    >alt 69
    >az 183
    >
    >Thanks in advance,
    >
    >Rainer
    >
    >
    >
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    Thierry Legault
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