Re: ISS-Atlantis (STS-117) observation and distance between two objects

From: Tim Rogers (timrogers@charter.net)
Date: Thu Jun 21 2007 - 23:39:15 EDT

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    I saw the same pass as John from 34.0954 N, 84.0450 W (near Atlanta, 
    Georgia) as well as a pass a few minutes ago around 0313 UT.  During both 
    passes, Atlantis was about half as bright as ISS and during the second pass, 
    I timed Atlantis trailing by about 70 seconds.  I was surprised at the 
    relative dimness of Atlantis tonight compared to last night's pass around 
    0352 UT when both seemed to be nearly equal in brightness.
    
    As was brought up in a different thread, H-A didn't show predictions for 
    Atlantis during tonight's passes.  I think this might be due to the site not 
    generating any predictions after the original scheduled landing time.
    
    Tim Rogers
    Coordinates:  34.0954 N, 84.0450 W
    Elevation:  341 meters (1,120 feet)
    Region:  Georgia, United States of America
    Time Zone:  Eastern Standard Time (GMT - 5:00)
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "John C Borkowski III" <john@jcb3.com>
    To: <SeeSat-D@satobs.org>
    Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 9:48 PM
    Subject: RE: ISS-Atlantis (STS-117) observation and distance between two 
    objects
    
    
    >
    > I saw both of them about 60 seconds apart at about 18 deg. from 
    > Charleston,
    > SC. at about 0144 utc.
    >
    > ~john
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Firat Barlas [mailto:barlas.firat@gmail.com]
    > Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 4:04 PM
    > To: SeeSat-D@satobs.org
    > Subject: ISS-Atlantis (STS-117) observation and distance between two 
    > objects
    >
    > I just saw the low pass (13 deg.) ISS- Atlantis couple pass over west
    > horizon at 20.39 GMT. The seperation was about 25 seconds approx. 190
    > km distance between them. I hope it gives a rough info about STS-117
    > predictions.
    >
    > Best regards,
    >
    > Firat BARLAS
    > Ankara, Turkey
    >
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