Re: Shuttle seen from home in Quebec !

From: John C Borkowski III (john@jcb3.com)
Date: Tue Mar 11 2008 - 06:49:35 UTC

  • Next message: David I. Emery: "Re: Shuttle seen from home in Quebec !"

    We had a beautiful view from Charleston, SC. I second the love of night 
    launches!
    
    Daniel Deak wrote:
    > Yes !!! At last !
    >
    > After many unsuccessful attempts, I finally saw the final moment of the main
    > engines firnig just before MECO. The object was a mere 2,5 degrees over the
    > southern horizon when I acquired it using my 20x80 and moving fast. It was
    > visible at 1x with a magnitude of about 0 and an orange color. Then there
    > was MECO where I lost it for a few seconds.
    >
    > What was interesting was the OMS or RCS engines firings that were as bright
    > and of short duration. I lost the shuttle because of the wall of the house
    > at 06:38:20 UTC. I was observing on the front second floor balcony.
    >
    > A very sight to remember. I love night launches !
    >
    > Daniel Deak
    > Webmestre, site Obsat
    > Pompier, municipalite de L'Avenir, Quebec
    >  
    > COSPAR site 1747 : 45.7275N, 72.3526W, 191 m., UTC-4:00
    >  
    > Site en francais sur les satellites:
    > French-language satellite web site : http://www.obsat.com
    >
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