Re: STS113

From: satcom (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Wed Dec 04 2002 - 15:24:45 EST

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    Hi Alan....
    
    Yes I really dont know where I got the two seconds from....looking at the
    image I grabbed it was more like 56 escs !
    
    With seconds to go before the pass I decided to have a go at imaging them
    both with a webcam through a window....just about the worst combination
    possible .
    STS was very faint compared with ISS , as the payload bays would have been
    closed (Thanks Markus) .....however I did manage a couple of frames which I
    have put up here
    http://www.satcom.freeserve.co.uk/both.htm
    
    (think that should work)
    
    Quality of images is very poor due to light pollution , but you can just
    make out the two craft.
    
    Regards,
    
    John
    
    
    Subject: Re: STS113
    
    
    > >
    > John Locker writes...
    > >Well I guess I can answer my own question here....both craft just seen ,
    > >shuttle ahead by about 2 secs and dimmer than ISS
    >
    > I saw both on their 21 deg elevation pass from Edinburgh at ~17:40 UTC
    > (December 4) too, but their separation was something over a minute
    > rather than about 2 seconds. I agree, though, that Endeavour appeared
    > fainter than the ISS, by about 0.7 mag or so.
    >
    > Alan
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