Re: consecutive sunlit ISS lunar transits in England Thursday

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Wed Dec 03 2003 - 13:10:20 EST

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     Tom,
    
    
    This looks like an interesting scenario , unfortunately , too far out for me
    as it would mean a round trip of 200 miles or so , and the small angular
    diameter of the station doesn't merit that sort of travel.
    
    Co-incidentally , the area isnt that much further north than my double
    transit during the summer.Hopefully someone a little nearer to the target
    zone will give it a go.Mind you the weather isnt looking too good.
    
    If anyone in NW UK is hoping to give it a try , let me know as I think I can
    supply an aerial image to help identify a suitable spot.
    
    Regards,
    
    John.
    John Locker
    http://www.satcom.freeserve.co.uk/isstrans.htm
    
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Thomas Fly" <thomasfly@j2ee-consultants.com>
    To: "SeeSat-L" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 3:26 AM
    Subject: Re: consecutive sunlit ISS lunar transits in England Thursday
    
    
    > I ran some comparisons with Denis' program, CalSKY, and SkyMap, and posted
    them
    > at:
    > http://iss-transit.sourceforge.net/ConsecutiveLunarTransits.html
    >
    > CalSKY is apparently using several day old TLE "predictions," resulting in
    a 21
    > second timing lag, but nonetheless agrees well.
    
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