Re: ISS Observation - in telescope!

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Mon Jun 25 2001 - 13:33:41 PDT

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    > What size scope? What power? What kind of mount? Thanks.
    6 inches (15.24 cm) aperture, 47x (26mm eyepiece), Dobsonian  mount.
    Jonathan T. Wojack       
    39.706d N   75.683d W           
    4 hours behind UT (-4)
    > >For the first time in many months, I was able to see the ISS - in 
    > my
    > >telescope!  I tracked it for a minute or so - manuallly - until it 
    > went
    > >into shadow.  I forgot about using a filter, but I still saw a 
    > central
    > >mass/bulge that was flanked on either side by lines - solar panels, 
    > I
    > >assume.  Became slightly smaller as it headed away.  Became orange 
    > and
    > >red, then deep red until invisibility, thanks to our atmosphere.
    > >
    > >Hard to see details when it's constantly moving about.  Make 
    > telescope
    > >tube still - it'll go across the entire field of view in only about 
    > 1/2
    > >second.  But I can definitely see something!
    > >
    > >P.S.:  Actually I saw more detail then I'm telling here, but I've
    > >forgotton what I saw nearly a week ago.
    Jonathan T. Wojack       
    39.706d N   75.683d W           
    4 hours behind UT (-4)
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