Re: STS-116 & ISS 600 feet sep. for SE United states

From: Jeff Umbarger (jumbarger2000@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Dec 18 2006 - 23:59:41 EST

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    I've been wondering this too, but won't the Shuttle be
    *above* the ISS, therefore making the separation look
    much smaller from below? I'm thinking, now, that one
    might have trouble discerning the two at 6pm EST
    (GMT-5). Does anyone know the exact configuration and,
    therefore, angular separation at that time?
    
         Regards,
              Jeff Umbarger
              Plano, TX, USA
    
    --- "John A. Dormer 2" <jad@texas.net> wrote:
    
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    > Stephan Szyman wrote:
    > > ...at these ranges (>547 km and 200m), will
    > > I be able to distinugish the 2 separate objects?
    > my gut tells me yes.
    > 
    > I ballpark 75 arcseconds of separation using 200m
    > and 547km. I can
    > resolve 30 arcseconds with my unaided eye and enough
    > sugar and caffeine,
    > so it is likely that good eyesight will be able to
    > tell there's some
    > difference. :)
    > 
    > 	John
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    > 30d8m42.6sN 97d52m43.8sW/30.145167 -97.878833 220m
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