Re: ISS flyby of Jupiter in broad daylight

From: Walter Nissen (
Date: Sat May 29 2010 - 20:48:55 UTC

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    Hi , all ,
    Anthony Ayiomamitis ,
    Your image with Jupiter is spectacular .  Congratulations .
    This evening a path where the X-37B will occult Saturn an hour
    and a half after Sunset at an altitude of 47 degrees will pass
    not far from me .
    I estimate that at least 90 % of such opportunities are lost
    because the proper technology has not yet been deployed .
    What is needed is a narrowcasting service using e-mail or
    texting to notify potential observers .
    The notifications need to be carefully crafted .
    Many observers will need more than one notification .
    By e-mail , the subject line can be exploited to make the
    message clearer , by , e.g. , giving objects , the time and
    the distance :  X-37B Saturn 5h 11km .
    A link should be provided to the path plotted on google
    Earth , or similar .
    Also to the best available weather forecast .
    Maybe also to a reminder service for temporal customization .
    Thomas Fly made some steps in this direction ,
    Cheers ,
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