RE: STS/ISS viewed in Earth shadow

From: Tim Rogers (timrogers@charter.net)
Date: Fri Nov 29 2002 - 20:50:02 EST

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    Ron,
    Approximately what magnitude was the ISS at after shadow entry, what
    latitude are you at, and were you able to follow it to the horizon?
    I watched it from my house (34.1060N, 84.0340W) through a light cloud cover
    that obscured every star dimmer than 1st magnitude at 18:37:00 this evening.
    I think it might have been near -1 mag., a magnitude and a half brighter
    than Heavens Above predicted, but I don't know if they take the presence of
    Endeavor into account.
    
    Tim Rogers
    
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Ron Lee [mailto:ronlee@pcisys.net]
    Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 8:23 PM
    To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    Subject: STS/ISS viewed in Earth shadow
    
    
    Watched a nice 70 degree elevation pass around 01:10 UT (30 Nov).
    
    Negative magnitude around the zenith then continued watching in
    binoculars.  It reddened nicely as it entered the shadow and was
    visible for another minute (around 01:12:25 UT).  This was about
    one minute after shadow entry.
    
    Of course this required binoculars in the shadow.
    
    Ron Lee
    
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