Re: ISS marathon

From: Thomas Fly (
Date: Sat Jul 19 2003 - 22:01:05 EDT

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    Dale Ireland wrote:
    > Beginning yesterday the ISS is following the Earth's terminator for a couple days and thus is in sunlight 24 hours a day and can
    be seen on every pass all night long.
    My WorldView 3D simulation program shows this geometry quite nicely- of course, the ISS orbits at an inclination of 51.6 degrees
    while the terminator is inclined at something less than 90 - 23.5 = 66.5 degrees, so the tracking isn't perfect.
    A high elevation pass will occur here (South Carolina) in about 15 minutes.  Of course, the atmosphere is pea soup, and my Meade 10"
    Schmidt/Newtonian sits in the corner, with its satellite tracking software still untested!
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