8539 obs April 28

From: Steve Newcomb (snewcomb@verizon.net)
Date: Sat Apr 28 2012 - 03:28:27 UTC

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    24680 96 072A   8539 G 20120428012957690 17 25 1346591+491977 38  
    24680 96 072A   8539 G 20120428013058920 17 25 1515446+711789 38  
    24680 96 072A   8539 G 20120428013100860 17 25 1520729+715004 38  
    
    After taking the above points I turned around to see the ISS with the unaided eye. I was able to continue tracking it after it went into the earth - sun shadow. I used moon shine for a minute before getting to low in trees using an 8 inch dobs with a 40mm eyepiece. Estimated magnitude 9.
     
    Lat 39.4707 Lon. -79.3388 Alt. 2590 ft. -4 UTC
    What these numbers mean: http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html
    
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