Re: ISS in a telescope

Date: Tue Aug 21 2001 - 19:16:04 PDT

  • Next message: Sue Worden: "ISS Peculiarity"

    In a message dated 8/21/2001 11:16:48, writes:
    >I saw ISS in my telescope at about 4:16 UT on 19-Aug-2001 from Mt. Diablo
    >(near Walnut Creek), CA, USA.  
    >I followed it into shadow and
    >far beyond until distance and low altitude caused me to lose it.  There
    >have been a light on!
    I observed ISS on the same pass from a location a little to the south (Henry 
    Coe State Park, 37deg23'N, 121deg30'W) with 8x50 binoculars. After it went 
    into shadow it was clearly visible around probably mag+7. I followed it for 
    at least a minute & it did not appear to fade during this time. I was 
    observing from a relatively dark site (mag+6 stars at zenith), which would 
    have made it a lot easier to follow than under "normal" sky conditions in the 
    Best wishes & clear skies,
    Jason P Hatton
    San Francisco CA94121
    United States
    37d,47', 66" N, 122d, 30',16"W
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