ISS and Orbital-1 Cygnus observed

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Sun Jan 12 2014 - 06:14:58 UTC

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    Hi all,
    Just observed a low (max 28 degrees elevation) pass of the ISS and the Orbital-1 
    Cygnus close together.
    Orbital-1 Cygnus was faint and for a considerable part of the pass I couldn't 
    see it naked eye from my town location. It however briefly flared to mag +1.5 
    near 05:57:05 UT, already low  in the SE and the pair was then readily visible 
    for a short while.
    I estimate (have not measured yet) that the two were about 8 seconds apart in 
    time, with ISS leading.
    Image will follow later.
    - Marco
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
    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
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