Re: STS-ISS obs

Mir16609@aol.com
Fri, 4 Jun 1999 16:51:42 EDT

In a message dated 6/4/99 4:09:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
dan.deak@sympatico.ca writes:

> 
>        As Jay and many others (I hope) did, I saw the STS-ISS pass.
>  ISS was trailing STS by 8.7 seconds. STS was slightly brighter with
>  mag around zero. I saw both of them coming out of shadow starting
>  with STS at 07:46:20 UTC, June 4.

Me too, Me too.   

The shadow exit was particularly nice to see - about 5 degrees left of the 
moon in the SSE about 30 deg above the horizon.  The shuttle was in the lead 
and about a --1 mag.  The newly expanded ISS was still a +1 mag.   I counted 
8 seconds between the two via WWV. 

There is a pass at 4:25 EDT (08:25 UTC) tomorrow morning.   If this is 
consistent with the Unity docking mission they should be less than a minute 
apart.

Cheers
Don Gardner  39.1796 N, 76.8419 W, 34m ASL
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