Re: ISS Pass

Mir16609@aol.com
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 06:45:31 EST

In a message dated 2/16/99 5:52:48 AM Eastern Standard Time,
kocis@catskill.net writes:

> Hello.  I just observed a spectacular ISS pass at 5:36 AM EST.  It moved
>  from west to southeast across the sky right past Mars and Antares.

Saw the same pass from my location.  The exit from eclipse at 05:35:30 EST (10
35:30 UTC)  between the Big Dipper and Leo was quite a sight.  It quickly went
to 0 mag and passed about 2 degrees above Arcturus.  It was slightly brighter
than Arcturus.  About 20-30 seconds later the brightness decreased to a +2
mag.

Cheers.
Don Gardner
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