RE: ISS - Atlantis

From: Daniel Deak (dan.deak@sympatico.ca)
Date: Tue Jun 19 2007 - 23:45:29 EDT

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    Hi Ted !
    
    I saw the same pass but by pure luck. Sky was almost overcast but I went
    outside to watch just in case. Nothing was seen. I then got back inside the
    house and decided after a few seconds to get out again realising I had still
    about 30 seconds left before shadow entry. There they appeared at about
    02:36:15 UTC for about 5 or 6 seconds through a miraculous hole in the
    clouds. A beautiful sight with ISS having a distinctive orange color
    compared to the white trailing Shuttle. No reference stars were seen, so I
    could not tell the magnitudes. They seemed about 2 degrees apart.
    
    Daniel Deak
    Webmestre, site Obsat
    Pompier, municipalite de L'Avenir, Quebec
     
    COSPAR site 1747 : 45.7275°N, 72.3526°W, 191 m., UTC-4:00
     
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    -----Message d'origine-----
    De : Ted Molczan [mailto:sslmolcz@rogers.com] 
    Envoyé : 19 juin 2007 22:54
    À : SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    Objet : RE: ISS - Atlantis
    
    I spotted them at 02:34 UTC, as they passed about 10 deg above the moon.
    Beautiful sight, as always. ISS appeared to be yellowish; the shuttle white.
    
    I timed them as they appulsed a couple of stars in LEO. They were about 3.4
    s apart = 26 km, about as predicted using the NASA elements I posted
    earlier.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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