Transit & Prospects from orbit for the Annular Eclipse.

From: DAVID DICKINSON (ghedi_dave@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed May 16 2012 - 17:41:29 UTC

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    Dear Satspotters,
          Included some research for prospects to catch a potential transit of the ISS and simulations of views from orbit by ESA's Proba-2 spacecraft in our recent post and video on the upcoming annular eclipse;
    
    http://astroguyz.com/2012/05/14/astroevent-a-pacific-spanning-annular-eclipse/\
    
    
    http://youtu.be/jIti0OUXo6A
    
    
    Unfortunately, the geometry of the passes are shaping up to be such that an ISS transit during the partial phases will only be possible Sakhalin Island and north eastern Siberia; CALSky should have accurate path predictions by the start of this weekend. Another interesting possibility may occur if the Dragon capsule launching on the 19th happens to be in the vicinity of the ISS during transit; while tiny, a pair transit would be a great catch during the eclipse!
    
    Thanks,
       
    Dave Dickinson
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