Re: STS-ISS OBSERVED

Edward S Light (light@argoscomp.com)
Fri, 4 Jun 1999 07:11:41 -0400 (EDT)

Jay Respler recently posted ...
>
> Subject: STS-ISS OBSERVED
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> Just saw beautiful pass of Shuttle and ISS about 3 degrees apart,
> go by just a couple of degrees above the moon.
> I have to get to bed now, but it was worth staying up for.
>

We just saw the same pass beginning about 07:46.5 UTC (06/04/99), the two
entering sunlight to the right (W) of the moon. They then passed over the
moon some 8 seconds apart with the shuttle at least as bright as Vega and
the ISS more like Deneb. Very pretty.

(Yesterday we saw a near zenith pass while they were still docked.)

Unlike Jay, for us it was a case of it being worth getting up slightly
early for :).

Clear and dark skies!
   Ed Light

Lakewood, NJ, USA
N 40.1072, W 074.2317, Hgt +21 m (69 ft)