Re: ISS - Atlantis

From: Thomas Dorman (drygulch_99@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Jun 20 2007 - 01:18:32 EDT

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    Hi.Ted
    Just got a 15 degree max elevation pass of the ISS
    trailed by Atlantis at 4:07:15UT here in far west
    Texas.I got a still image and a video of the pass I am
    processing at the time.Very cool to see them so close
    together.They were very easy to find.Even my wife had
    no problem in locating them in the sky and she does
    not have any interest in astronomy or sat watching.But
    I did get a big wow out of as they came flying by.
    Regards
    Thomas Dorman
    Horizn City,Texas
    N31*39.763'
    W106*10.690'
    Elevtion:1232m
    --- Becky Ramotowski <beckster@cotse.net> wrote:
    
    > 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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