RE: Where was ISS ?

From: TLN (tomnagy@nauticom.net)
Date: Wed Jul 26 2000 - 15:40:40 PDT

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    I went out after 4 AM EDT and as the grandfather clock struck 4:15 
    AM up comes the ISS from the NW. The brightest object in that 
    area of the sky at ~0 mag.
    
    Took a look with the 10X50's hand held but I'm too shaky.
    
    I'm at 40 deg 42' N  70 deg 43' W
    
    On 26 Jul 00, at 8:44, Musson Bruce E wrote:
    
    > I was using Heavens-Above website to spot the ISS this morning.
    > At 43.2025 lat and -79.9866 long , it should have passed practically
    > overhead at 0.5 mag starting 4:15am EDT and ending about 4:19am EDT.
    > I sat out there with the scope all set, from 4:10am until 4:35am... never
    > saw a thing.
    > There was minimal cloud cover... Saturn, the Moon, and Jupiter with its four
    > moon looked great through the scope.
    > Despite the hazy clouds, I was actually seeing better than usual.
    > Was there a timing, or position change that occurred because of the
    > maneuvering to connect Zvesda about 8 hours earlier.
    > Was I early, late, or did the ISS test its cloaking mechanism ? :-)
    > Thanks.
    > 
    > Bruce 
    > 
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