Re: consecutive sunlit ISS lunar transits in England Thursday

From: Denis (boucherd@telusplanet.net)
Date: Tue Dec 02 2003 - 19:06:00 EST

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    Ran the provided TLE, numbers did not change much for 50 feet. The 
    passes averaged 5.1 min from center of the Moon.
    
    There is a site with pretty good map, take a look at:
    
    http://www.maporama.com/share/
    
    Denis
    
    Thomas Fly wrote:
    > Denis wrote:
    > 
    > 
    >>I put your crossover location in my program and came up with the
    >>following time, distance from center of moon and range...
    > 
    > 
    >    Date  Time       RA           Dec         EL AZ  Dist(Min) Range(Km)
    >    04/12 16:03:20   01h 44m 28s  07d 42m 09s 15 098  5.6m     1124
    >    04/12 17:37:59   01h 47m 00s  08d 02m 13s 28 118  3.7m      735
    > 
    > The location probably wasn't exactly right, since Microsoft S&T is limited in
    > its resolution outside of the U.S. & Canada.
    > 
    > The TLE I used was from:
    > http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/SSapplications/Post/JavaSSOP/orbit/ISS/SVPOST.html
    > 
    > 1 25544U 98067A   03338.33425327  .00014961  00000-0  18257-3 0  9038
    > 2 25544  51.6276 241.8062 0006209 207.5767 152.5062 15.65278990  7609
    > 
    > I used an elevation of 50 ft.
    > 
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    Denis Boucher
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