Two sats side by side

From: Greg Williams (k4hsm@lock-net.com)
Date: Wed May 30 2007 - 22:26:18 EDT

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    An amazing scene as I saw two birds 6 degrees aparts traveling NE over 
    my location in Knoxville:
     
    Viewing Coords:  35.9676N, 84.0251W
                                  MAG     AOS                           
    MAX                          LOS
    SeaSat 1                         3.2     21:34:12    10    SSE     
    21:39:09    78   ENE    21:44:07 10 NNW
    Cosmos 1484 Rocket--  3.6     21:35:11    10    SSE     21:39:00    
    72   ENE    21:42:50 10 N
    
    Cosmos was trailing and east by about a second and a half, and I was 
    able to watch both of them with my binoculars in the same field of 
    view.  Only got to enjoy it for 30 seconds before cloud cover obscured 
    the view.  They looked nearly parallel to one another as they travelled 
    overhead.
    
    SeaSat-1 Orbit:    749 x 754 km, 108.0
    Cosmos 1484 Orbit: 530 x 591 km, 97.8
    
    
    Gregory S. Williams
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    k4hsm(at)knology.net
    
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