Photo of STS-130 & ISS pass of this morning

From: Marco Langbroek (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Sat Feb 20 2010 - 15:47:00 UTC

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    Hi all,
    
    A picture showing the Space Shuttle STS-130 / ISS duo passing Spica in a
    twilight sky as seen from Leiden, the Netherlands this morning at 5:49 UTC can
    now be seen at:
    
    http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com/2010/02/magnificent-view-of-space-shuttle.html
    
     From the image, I measured the distance (20 Feb 5:49:30 UTC) to be 1.7 degrees,
    the two objects passing the same point about 3.7 seconds apart in time with the
    Shuttle leading and slightly lower in declination. Their altitude over the
    horizon as seen from Leiden was about 19 degrees.
    
    Unlike Leo would could only see the ISS, I could easily see both objects with
    the naked eye, the Shuttle being about mag. 0 to +1 and ISS -1 to -2. Sun
    elevation at the time of observation was -10 degrees.
    
    Photographically measured positions for the two:
    
    ISS:
    25544 98 067A   4353 G 20100220054932350 17 75 1311463-083160 56
    
    STS-130:
    36394 10 004A   4353 G 20100220054932350 17 75 1318211-089380 56
    
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    Canon EOS 450D + EF 50/2.5 Macro @ 2.8, 400 ISO + ASTRORECORD astrometric
    software.
    What these numbers mean: http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html
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    - Marco
    
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    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
    e-mail: sattrackcam@wanadoo.nl
    
    Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
    SatTrackCam: http://home.wanadoo.nl/marco.langbroek/satcam.html
    Station (b)log: http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com
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    - Marco
    
    -----
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
    e-mail: sattrackcam@wanadoo.nl
    
    Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
    SatTrackCam: http://home.wanadoo.nl/marco.langbroek/satcam.html
    Station (b)log: http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com
    -----
    
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