Re: ISS and Shuttle, nice pair in the sky...

From: J. Randy Attwood (jrandy_attwood@rogers.com)
Date: Sat Nov 29 2008 - 00:49:54 UTC

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    A nice low northerly pass over the Toronto area in twilight at 22:06 
    UTC Friday - approximately 7-8 degrees apart.
    
    Randy Attwood
    Mississauga
    
    At 04:53 PM 28/11/2008, you wrote:
    
    >On Friday 28 November 2008 20:02, Leo Wikholm wrote:
    > > We have succesfully observed the International Space Station (ISS) and
    > > the Space Shuttle
    > > Endeavour at same time in the sky in Finland.
    > >
    > > The pair came visible at 16.02 UTC (Nov 28, 2008). The sky was little
    > > bit cloudy but I saw
    > > these objects separately with my 16x50 binoculars in Helsinki. The
    > > bottom object (ISS) was
    > > little brighter (maybe about +1 mag). The separation angle was about 2
    > > arc minutes,
    > > so they were easily visible.
    > >
    >
    > From my location in Central Germany I had the very same impression looking
    >through 10x50 binoculars between 15:59 and 16:02 UTC (28-NOV-08). I likewise
    >had a somewhat cloudy sky. One orbit later the clouds had thickened but I was
    >able to pick out the ISS and Shuttle as fuzzy dots through the clouds during
    >the final 15 seconds or so before shadow ingress at 17:34:55 UTC. The weaker
    >spot which I take to have been Endeavour was leading by about 3 degrees or
    >more which I find quite a lot if the separation burn was just half an hour
    >earlier. But maybe I was just fooled by the cloudy conditions which prevented
    >me from taking correct timing and angle measurements (there is nothing to be
    >seen on the picture I took).
    >
    >Gerhard HOLTKAMP
    >Darmstadt, Germany
    >49.8822N, 8.6558E
    >
    >
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