Discovery+ISS from Austin

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Sat Aug 06 2005 - 16:55:34 EDT

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    Very fortunately, the weather was favorable enough, and I just 
    barely managed to get up just in time to see Discovery and ISS 
    at the 10:49 UTC pass, low in the SE->ESE->E.  ISS was much 
    brighter.  (I forgot to look for the very good HST pass when I 
    first went out the door.)  Sparing you all the long story,  I 
    didn't have my binoculars and didn't get the two spacecraft 
    near a star but attempted anyway below a bright star in Orion 
    and got 3-4 seconds separation.  At least one local TV news 
    report was last night informing viewers of tomorrow morning's 
    very high pass over here, which will be about 11:15-16 UTC.
    
    Last night we saw the July 2 unknown and observed that it is
    tumbling slowly but not with a wide magnitude variation.  It 
    now has been assigned the pseudo-catalog number 90040, and 
    here's the latest elset that I have:
    
    Unknown 050702
    1 90040U 05683A   05216.01964312 0.00000320  00000-0  40568-2 0    08
    2 90040  27.5425 183.6842 6884554 149.5233 210.4766  2.57972443    08
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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