Re: ISS/ Venus transit....... Captured in Slovakia !!!

From: Thomas Fly (tfly@alumni.caltech.edu)
Date: Tue Jun 15 2004 - 11:06:15 EDT

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    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: John Locker
    To: Maria Bennett @European Space Agency
    Cc: Arnold Barmettler; Thomas Fly
    Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 10:40 AM
    Subject: From Tomas...
    
    Some background info from Tomas...notice that remarkably he didnt use a
    GPS.....but relied on map info from Tom and Arnold.
    
    This is an amazing success for him , and also testament to the precision of the
    calculations done by messrs Fly and Barmettler ;o)
    
    Great story !
    
    John
    
    
    > Hello John >
    
    > I used ISS transit service at http://iss-transit.sourceforge.net and
    > http://www.calsky.com/ calculator for prediction of event. From CalSky I
    > clicked to http://www.mapquest.com/ for plotting a centerline. I found
    > that this line crossed village Stupava near the Bratislava city. Sorry,
    > but I haven't GPS receiver an I can't tell you the exact position of my
    > observing site. Only position measured from map (1:50 000 scale). Some
    > informations are on my homepage http://atm.zaciatok.sk/ . They are in
    > Slovak language, but technical details are understandable. If you wish
    > other information, don't afraid to ask me. I am listening all questions.
    >
    > Best regards,
    >
    > Tomas Maruska
    > Bratislava
    >
    > P.S.: Sorry for some grammar error. English is not my native language.
    >
    > > Dear Tomas,
    > >
    > > I forward to you an email which I received from John Locker who
    > > initiated the "hunt" for the double transit.
    > >
    > > Congratulations and best regards!
    > >
    > > Gero (member, VT-2004 International Steering Committee)
    > >
    > > -------- Original Message --------
    > > From: John Locker
    > > To: Starman
    > > Subject: Re: ISS/ Venus simultaneous transit [1:154:309]
    > > Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 10:58:39 +0100
    > >
    > >
    > > Excellent work.......congratulations Tomas ;o))
    > >
    > > If at all possible , Could I ask Tomas to contact me with any background
    > > details regards exact location / time etc so that we can tie this in
    with
    > > predictions.
    > >
    > > Once again , many congratulations Tomas on an excellent image.
    > >
    > > Best wishes , and thanks ,
    > >
    > > John
    > >
    > > ----- Original Message -----
    > > From: Starman
    > > Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 10:47 AM
    > > Subject: Re: ISS/ Venus simultaneous transit [1:154:309]
    > >
    > >> <http://www.eso.org/phorum/read.php?f=1&i=309&t=154>
    > >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
    > >>
    > >> Dear all,
    > >> we now even have an image of the ISS crossing the Sun during the
    > >> transit!
    > >> It is one of  today's two Photos of the Day and also in the Photo
    > >> Gallery
    > >> on page 30. The image was taken by Tomas Maruska in Bratislava/Slovakia
    > >>
    > >> Gero
    >
    > -- 
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