Re: MIR and ISS together

From: Edward S Light (light@argoscomp.com)
Date: Wed Feb 28 2001 - 10:48:38 PST

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    Tony Beresford recently posted ...
    
    > Just worked out that at about 1855UT Mar 1,
    > Will have a 1 minute window for seeing both ISS
    > and Mir in sky together.
    > Using heavens-above, Mir somes out of shadow ,
    > heading nearly vertically down in SE,
    > while ISS is making a low angle pass W-E at 20 degrees
    > elevation in SE.
    >
    
    At least observers in SOME parts of the world will have a chance to see
    the two space stations together in the sky.  Around here, on March 1
    22:43-22:49 UTC, they will be in the sky, as the following quicksat output
    shows ...
    
      40.107  74.231   80.   Light House, Lakewood NJ 2001 18.0  5 F F F T T
    ***  2001 Mar   1  Thu evening  *** Times are PM EST  ***  1836  542
     H  M  S  Tim Al Azi C Dir  Mag Dys F  Hgt Shd  Rng  EW Phs  R A   Dec
    
    16609 Mir Complex   32.7 4.2     379 1.2  -1.0
    17 43 58   .0 13 337 C  90   .7   1 0  164 164  555 1.4 102 1919  56.9
    
    25544 ISS                         71      -1.0
    17 48 12   .0 13 227 C 269  2.6   1 9  237 237  748  .9 143  110 -20.9
    
    ...
    
    Unfortunately, at this location, the sun doesn't set until 17:49 (EST)
    so barring an unexpected total solar eclipse, they will not be visible :(!
    
    
    Clear and dark skies!
       Ed Light
    
    Lakewood, NJ, USA
    N 40.1075, W 074.2312, Hgt +24 m (80 ft)
    
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