Re: Europe: see Mir/Atlantis in daylight using Moon idea

Astronomy Ireland (
Sun, 2 Jul 1995 22:39:07 +0100 (BST)

On Sun, 2 Jul 1995, Astronomy Ireland wrote:
> I'm off to run all daylight passes for Dublin through TRAKSAT v2.80 which 
> shows Moon in sky quite nicely.
> If I make a successful sighting I'll post a message.
> Only problem now is the weather.

Calcs showed Mir to pass within 8 deg of Moon July 2 at 1934UT.
100% cloudy at that time! Cleared up 30 min later.
Rough calcs show Mir/Atlantis will pass within 2 deg of Moon most days.
Could be on a winner here.
Will post any successes.

David Moore BSc FRAS, Editor of "Astronomy & Space" magazine.
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