Re: STS-127 docking on approach to New Zealand

From: Leo Barhorst (l.barhorst@upcmail.nl)
Date: Fri Jul 17 2009 - 15:14:47 UTC

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    Hello Robert and others,
    
    I keep telling people that they don't need binoculars or telescopes to see 
    ISS/Shuttle and other bright satellites.
    Mostly there is disbelief that they can be seen naked-eyed.
    
    We still have a lot to teach.
    
    
    Greetings
    Leo
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Robert Holdsworth" <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>
    To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Friday, July 17, 2009 7:20 AM
    Subject: STS-127 docking on approach to New Zealand
    
    
    
    The STS-127 docking is scheduled just as the two spacecraft come over the 
    New Zealand horizon.
    
    Unfortunately they are in shadow till about 3 minutes after docking. I have 
    put the word out so hopefully there may be some new observers.
    
    Prospects for suitable weather are not particularly good, but here's hoping!
    
    Post-undocking passes look interesting, but more on that later if the flight 
    plan doesn't change.
    
    P.S Wonder how many other observers also spend a lot of time telling people 
    that you don't even need binoculars though they are useful, and that a 
    telescope is not needed and is in fact no use for lay satellite observers to 
    see the ISS/Shuttle!
    
    Robert
    Wainuiomata
    New Zealand
    174.948E
    41.261S
    
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