Re: ISS MARATHON SOUTH AFRICA

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Sat Nov 15 2008 - 18:26:24 UTC

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    This is almost exactly the situation in New Zealand.with the Wellington area 
    or a little further north (including my location) being ideal and Auckland 
    also good.
    
    Peaking around 15 December  at least 5 should be possible,
    Can we expect an influx of observers who have the time to be awake all 
    night? :-)
    (I cannot guarantee clear skies though!)
    
    Robert
    
    
    Robert Holdsworth
    Wainuiomata
    New Zealand
    174.948E
    41.261S
    
    
    >I think that the "theoretical" best spot is one ISS footprint radii less
    >than 51.6 which is about 35 degrees (north or south). This gives you the
    >maximum consecutive passes combined with the longest period of darkness. Of
    >course this supposes you could see a pass at zero elevation so practically
    >the best spot is probably about 38 or 40 degrees and a horizon towards the
    >pole.
    Dale
    
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