Obs of ISS and STS 116

From: Steve Newcomb (snewcomb@gcnetmail.net)
Date: Tue Dec 19 2006 - 21:04:05 EST

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    29647 06 055A   8539 G 20061219230148340 17 25 1956306+350500 19
    
    Started tracking in 8 inch dobs telescope at eta Cygnus and was able to keep 
    in field of view for 30 to 45 seconds. This is challenging with the objects 
    having a visual angular velocity of .84 degree per second at my starting 
    point. Estimated separation of the space station and the shuttle to be 
    slightly greater than the separation of nu 1 & 2 Draco, which is at 1 
    minute. Using a 40mm eyepiece I have a 30x magnification. The object in 
    front appeared to have some shape, it must have been ISS.
    
    Lat. 39.4707 Lon. -79.3388 Alt. 2753 ft.  -5 UTC
    What these numbers mean : http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html 
    
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