RE: TJM obs of 2007 Nov 05 UTC

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Mon Nov 05 2007 - 18:07:44 UTC

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    Joe Rao wrote: 
    >> At the range of 841 km, their angular separation was 22 arc min, which  
    >> would have been easy to split, except for the glare from the brilliant  
    >> station.
    > Hi Ted --
    > I think you may have meant to say 22-arc SECONDS.  A separation of 22  
    > arc minutes would have been nearly twice the distance of Mizar and 
    > Alcor (in the Big Dipper) and would have been easy to split both with 
    > 25 x 100 binoculars and even with the unaided eye.
    Yes, meant to write arc sec. Thank you.
    > And while waiting for the ISS/Shuttle to show up, Venus and the  
    > crescent Moon certainly made for a lovely "celestial tableau," didn't 
    > they?
    Indeed. While I stood waiting for ISS/Shuttle, I enjoyed seeing Venus, the Moon,
    Saturn, Mars and the Comet strung out over a nice long arc.
    Ted Molczan
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