Re: go for shutte launch

From: Gerhard HOLTKAMP (grd.holtkamp@t-online.de)
Date: Sun Jul 03 2005 - 16:49:05 EDT

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    Bram Dorreman wrote:
    
    >Are there means to determine where we have to look from here? I suppose
    >Azimuth and altitude is more appropriate as there will be no star visible
    >yet. May be we can see Jupiter and Arcturus for those people with very good
    >eyes.
    
    For a Shuttle launch at 19:51 UTC on 13-JUL-05 your location in NE Belgium 
    would see the Shuttle pass about halfway between Arcturus and Jupiter/Moon 
    (the two are close that evening) about 21 min after liftoff. The exact 
    position and timing would depend on the actual height of the ascent orbit 
    (which I don't  know exactly). Anyway, with the Sun at -3.6 the sky should 
    be dark enough for you to see it without problems (if it's clear enough).
    
    Gerhard HOLTKAMP
    Darmstadt, Germany
    
    
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