Fw: GP-B (and ISS!) flyby of Moon and Mercury

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Fri May 14 2004 - 05:44:24 EDT

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    On checking the ISS passes I discovered that it also does a similar flyby
    just after the GP-B one, and again will be obscured by hills at this
    location.
    
    Robert.
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Robert Holdsworth" <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>
    To: "Seesat List" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 9:35 PM
    Subject: GP-B flyby of Moon and Mercury
    
    
    > We have a GP-B  pass close to the Moon and Mercury at 1815 on 16 May UTC.
    > Unfortunately my location does not allow observation of this event
    (though
    > weather permitting I should have visibility later in the pass) as I am
    > shielded by hills in most directions including the Northeast until objects
    > reach about 10 degrees elevation, and it will not be convenient to find a
    > suitable location owing to the time of occurrence.
    >
    > This is posted in case you are aware of  people in this region who may
    have
    > sufficient visibility at low elevations to the Northeast to be able to
    > observe this event, so they can be alerted.
    >
    > GP-B has so far proved elusive owing to cloud at this location for the few
    > visible passes we should have had so far, and the  weather prospects are
    not
    > good for this pass either.  However we have frequent passes and a better
    > weather outlook for later in the week, so hopefully I will be able to
    > document any flares.
    >
    > Robert Holdsworth
    > Wainuiomata
    > New Zealand
    > 41.261S
    > 174.947E
    > UTC plus 12
    > and beginning to be in the grip of winter!
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