ISS-Shuttle waterdump

From: Leo Barhorst (
Date: Tue Aug 14 2001 - 14:42:06 PDT

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    This evening, August 14th, I first watched ISS at 19:25 UT in a still very
    bright sky.
    Just Vega and Mars were barely visible at 1 power. ISS was S, mag -2 and
    be followed at 1 power well into the southeast.
    One orbit later, at 21:04 UT, I saw ISS low in the west-southwest at mag 2.
    When looking at it with my bino's I saw a comma-shaped cloud comming from
    the back of the ISS-Shuttle. It curved foreward up to under the ISS-Shuttle
    at about
    the moons diameter. From there it extended in an almost straight line at an
    of 45 degrees to well in front of the ISS-Shuttle.
    It remainded me of the Shuttle waterdump I've seen several years ago,
    although then
    it was a much higher elevation pass and the cloud extended much more in
    front of
    the shuttle.
    Now with this low pass, much of the beauty of the cloud was lost due to some
    Greetings and clear, dark skies
    Leo Barhorst Medemblik
    52.76350 N  5.09114 E  2 m ASL
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