Re: ISS saturn transit

From: Robin R. Wier (rwier@concentric.net)
Date: Sun Jan 18 2004 - 21:37:41 EST

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    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Robin R. Wier" <rwier@concentric.net>
    To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2004 2:18 PM
    Subject: Re: ISS saturn transit
    
    
    > ----- Original Message ----- 
    > From: "Tim Rogers" <timrogers@charter.net>
    > To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    > Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2004 10:36 AM
    > Subject: Re: ISS saturn transit
    > > .............................
    > > Has anyone tried to view the ISS in shadow through a
    > guided telescope?
    > > ...................................
    > > Tim Rogers
    > > .................
    >
    > Hi Tim,
    > Up to ~40 seconds after shadow entry on passes directly
    over
    > Phoenix, AZ. Assumed reflected city lighting. Some
    observing
    > neighbors claimed to follow same for ~30 seconds at 1x. My
    > eyes are not that good.
    > Robin
    > ......................
    
    Just came inside after a perfect test. Phoenix, AZ, ISS near
    zenith pass entering shadow at ~56 degrees approaching from
    Southwest. Using 15x70 binos, handheld, was UNABLE to see
    any sign of sat after fade out at shadow entry. Sky
    conditions excellent. Must have dreamed up the above
    previous report. Sorry to all.
    Robin
    
    
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