Re: ISS - Atlantis

From: Becky Ramotowski (beckster@cotse.net)
Date: Wed Jun 20 2007 - 01:04:33 EDT

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    I saw the ISS and Atlantis pass from Tijeras, New Mexico through thin 
    patchy clouds and roughly timed them about 5 seconds apart.
    They went through Cepheus, which can be seen in the image I made and 
    have posted on my blog.
    
    <http://infinity.my-expressions.com/>
    
    Becky Ramotowski
    Tijeras, New Mexico
    
    
    
    Daniel Deak wrote:
    >  
    > 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
    >  
    > Site en francais sur les satellites:
    > French-language satellite web site : http://www.obsat.com
    > 
    > -----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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