ISS and Progress , but clouds roll in

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Fri May 16 2008 - 07:39:21 UTC

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    As predicted the cloud rolled in overnight , but I ventured out at 0200 GMT 
    to try and see the station (0219)  and Progress.(0231)
    There was a thin high layer , with thicker broken cloud below..interspersed 
    with a few gaps to the west....and  south east.
    
    Here's ISS ( what little I saw of it )......only thing of note is that in 
    frame 8 we get a fleeting glimpse of two of the solar panels on ATV
    http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/satcom_transits/station.gif
    
    
    Progress , much fatser ,  was just a faint "blob" at 400km downrange , had 
    there not been a thin cloud layer I suspect the panels would have been 
    resolved. Above about 40 degs it was obscured.
    
    http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/satcom_transits/prog001.gif
    
    John
    
    
    
    
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