Progress M60 observed

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Sat May 12 2007 - 07:53:33 EDT

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    Thanks to Bob Christy's warning and search TLE I was able to
    observe  Progess M60  In the evening twilight ( 08 36 29.4 UT May 12)
    64 seconds and 2.9 degrees offsett from the Search ephemeris according
    to Mike McCant's programme FINDSAT. It was however on 1 second of time and
    0.4 degrees off position relative to Space track's latests TLE epoch ...2.398
    31303 07 017A   8597 F 20070512083629400 27 25 1325800-110200 48 S+010 05
    The given position was .25 degrees below  Spica
    The ISS made an overhead pass 19 minutes later  , reaching magnitude -2.5
    at 45 degrees elevation in the SE, at the most favorable phase angle.
    Observation is in IOD format
    I think this is the first time I have seen a progress supply ship!
    Tony Beresford
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