Twin star pass !

From: Daniel Deak (
Date: Tue Dec 19 2006 - 20:00:17 EST

  • Next message: Ted Molczan: "RE: Optical 19 Dec 2006"

    Good evening all !
    Lucille and I watched a nice double star passing by between 23:02 and 23:04
    UTC. The ISS/STS-116 pair slowly rised in the southwest to make an almost
    overhead pass but faded into shadow when reaching about 65 degree elevation.
    ISS was seen first at mag -2 and Discovery was trailing behind at mag 0. The
    separation between the two grew larger and larger to reach about 1/4 or 1/3
    degree at shadow entry. Both objects were easy to separate at 1x about 1
    minute before shadow entry.
    A nice show worth rushing to get home on time !
    Daniel Deak
    Webmestre, site Obsat
    Pompier, municipalite de L'Avenir, Quebec
    COSPAR site 1747 : 45.7275N, 72.3526W, 191 m., UTC-5:00
    Site en francais sur les satellites:
    French-language satellite web site :
    Subscribe/Unsubscribe info, Frequently Asked Questions, SeeSat-L archive:

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Tue Dec 19 2006 - 20:03:48 EST