ISS obs 2001-07-29 Belfast N Ireland

From: Michael Comiskey (
Date: Sat Jul 28 2001 - 19:15:32 PDT

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    Hi All
    Have just had a very good ISS pass over Belfast Northern Ireland.
    It was nice and high  at approximately 02:40 BST (01:40 GMT)
    as per Heavens Above's prediction.
    As it came up to its highest it passed just above Altair, most
    impressively bright, much brighter than that star. I'm no judge
    of magnitude so I'll leave it at that. It also appeared to be 
    brighter than any other star visible from here. Belfast has the 
    most damnable light pollution and it is very muggy and hazy too, 
    so only the brighter stars are visible tonight.
    I have been trying to see ISS for several weeks now since it came 
    back on view here in Belfast, but have been clouded out every time.
    It was a good start to my birthday :)
    Michael Comiskey, Belfast, Northern Ireland (54.5830N, 5.8830W)
    Michael Comiskey,
    "Any research done on how to efficiently use computers has been long
    lost in the mad rush to upgrade systems to do things that aren't needed 
    by people who don't understand what they are really supposed to do with
    them." Graham Reed, in alt.sysadmin.recovery
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