Re: Shuttle seen from home in Quebec !

From: David I. Emery (
Date: Tue Mar 11 2008 - 07:09:09 UTC

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    On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 02:45:39AM -0400, 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.
    	Saw it from Wayland Mass (15 mi W of Boston)... from the same site I have
    seen others in the past and following a similar path.  It was very fast
    moving...  and visible around 6:37:10-6:38:30 UTC (but I was looking at the sky
    and not at the clock on the laptop so this is not very exact).
    	Believe I also saw the flashes of the camera taking photos of the
    belly after MECO... sure looked the pattern of them on NASA select
    as seen from the TV cameras on the tank.
      Dave Emery N1PRE/AE,  DIE Consulting, Weston, Mass 02493
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