Re: ISS and ?...

From: jhowson4@comcast.net
Date: Thu Aug 23 2012 - 14:34:53 UTC

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    Hello all, 
    
    Alright, so as pointed out by a few of you (thank you) I have made an error in my times. But that's ok, everyone makes themselves look like a moron occasionally , its part of learning. 
    The correct pass data is 
    12 Aug 	-0.3 	00:14:04 EST 	10° 	NW 	00:15:28 EST 	18° 	NNW 	00:15:28 EST 	18° 	NNW 
    or 07:07UTC to 07:10UTC as pointed out in the below message. 
    
    Another member pmed me with the information that the object is the M-15M freighter, as it remained in close proximity to the ISS to do some docking tests for a few weeks. 
    
    Thank all of you for your help!! 
    
    So, as I did have a bit of fun doing this, whats next? Any suggestions for a beginner like myself in this hobby? 
    
    Cheers, 
    Jay 
    
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "C. Bassa" <cgbsat@gmail.com> 
    To: jhowson4@comcast.net 
    Cc: seesat-l@satobs.org 
    Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 8:16:29 AM 
    Subject: Re: ISS and ?... 
    
    Hi Jay, 
    
    From your images I recognize the constellations of Cepheus in the 
    lower left and Pegasus in the upper right quadrants. With the 
    satellites moving from the lower left to the upper right, I think the 
    objects you saw could have been the NOSS 3-5 pair, which from your 
    location matches the flares. The pass would have been on August 12th 
    from 07:07UTC to 07:10UTC. 
    
    Here is a plot showing their track on the stars: 
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52579487/howson.png 
    
    Like Ted said, to be absolutely sure of the identification you need to 
    provide an estimate of the time. 
    
    Regards, 
    Cees 
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