Re: ISS "marathons"

From: Robert Holdsworth (
Date: Mon May 19 2003 - 14:48:08 EDT

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    Here we have been very fortunate to have had a series of one or two  passes
    n* eye (I have not used the full term because some web filters may get the
    wrong idea!)  at sociable hours- in the early evening.  This has included
    one going right through Crux when it passed in front of Alpha and Beta Crux
    (and I hadn't even looked at the tracks to expect it!) - details of these
    are listed in Heavens Above as I don't yet have the expertise to report them
    correctly in here.
    These passes have now ceased until 26 May but from then they will  still be
    at reasonably good times in the mornings- weather permitting of course!
    However it appears that the ISS is reaching the height at which a "boost"
    normally occurs so it may be that all of the above may well  change
    (including yours of course so hope it doesn't spoil things for you!)
    Robert Holdsworth
    New Zealand'
    41.2610S, 174.9470E
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "John Locker" <>
    To: <>
    Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 3:49 AM
    Subject: Re: ISS "marathons"
    > Hi Ed,
    > Same applies to European "marathoneers" with more 'sociable'  passes
    > beginning at the end of the week , which means we dont have to wait up
    > the small hours to see some of them.
    > This will give would be imagers plent of chances to grab some pics.
    > As a taster I have put a new animation at the top of my web page.It is
    > on the visual passes from early April.
    > The P1 and S1 truss radiators can be be seen quite clearly in the final
    > frames.
    > Regards,
    > John.
    > Subject: ISS "marathons"
    > > For those observers in mid-northern latitudes, this week offers chances
    > > to see five or more consecutive ISS passes between sunset and the next
    > > sunrise.
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