ISS Misses Moon - not by much!

From: Mike Boschat (
Date: Sat Jun 02 2001 - 03:41:37 PDT

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     Last night here in Halifax, Nova Scotia - N44^ 63' W63^ 36'
    "Zarya" ( ISS ) came off the SW horizion at 0122 UT and by 15 degress
    alt was about 2 mag. It made it's way towards the Moon and I was ready
    with my camera and 135mm telephoto, it passsed just to the north-east
    of the Moon, about a Mare Crisium width! It was about -0 magnitude
    and had a slight reddish tinge to it.
     Now to see how the image came out... I had only 400 ASA film in the camera
    and stopped the lens to f/4. Moon was 10 days old so I figure an overexposed
    image and hopefully a trail.
    Clear skies
    Michael Boschat
    Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Halifax Center
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