Observed a beautiful 86 elevation ISS pass

From: Thomas Fly (tfly@alumni.caltech.edu)
Date: Thu May 13 2004 - 21:54:08 EDT

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    and man, am I PISSED!
    
    Tom Wagner wrote:
    
    > Congratulations Tom! We are fortunate to have people like you that make
    predictable, visions that would've gone unnoticed before.
    
    Now if we could only make the WEATHER more predictable!
    
    There was just a small area of sky covered by an evidently thin cloud, and a bit
    of thicker looking clouds on the western horizon.  I picked up the ISS
    eyeball-wise at around the elevation of Venus (about 20), and watched it for
    over 5 minutes, until it disappeared in the NE at less than 15.
    
    By driving about 74 miles to the NW, near Asheville, NC, I might have been able
    to see / video it eclipsing Jupiter! Or maybe not...
    
    Anyhow, I hope somebody will be able to observe a Jupiter encounter before May
    13 is gone.
    
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