R: Re: ISS and ?...

From: satrack@libero.it
Date: Thu Aug 23 2012 - 16:04:11 UTC

  • Next message: George Roberts: "Re: ISS and ?..."

    I've just seen your picture and maybe I missed something, but 
    I can not understand how the brightest object can be the ISS.
    There were no visible passes between at 06 - 08 UTC.
    Moreover, comparing the apparent movement of stars with the 
    satellite direction I don't find any corresponding ISS pass at all 
    for that date.
    Best regards,
    >----Messaggio originale----
    >Da: jhowson4@comcast.net
    >Data: 23-ago-2012 16.34
    >A: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    >Ogg: Re: ISS and ?...
    >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? 
    >----- 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: 
    >Like Ted said, to be absolutely sure of the identification you need to 
    >provide an estimate of the time. 
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