Re: Very birght ISS with SST-126 behind - read that "ahead"

From: Robert Holdsworth (
Date: Sat Nov 29 2008 - 19:35:27 UTC

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    Should of course be ahead not behind.
    Remember it was just after 4 a.m but the ISS was of course the bright object 
    which flared.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Robert Holdsworth" <>
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    Subject: Very birght ISS with SST-126 behind.)
    > In fair to poor conditions just before dawn this morning at 1533 UTC (0433 
    > local) the ISS  was extremely bright on approach, maybe as good as -6, had 
    > the same effect as an Iridium flare of that magnitude though in the case 
    > of the ISS it faded steadily rather than rapidly.  I lost it before 
    > culmination owing to cloud but by that time it was down to a more normal 
    > mag of around -1.  STS was round mag 1.
    > The pass was a high one approaching from the northwest and heading into an 
    > orbital sunrise.
    > Robert Holdsworth
    > Wainuiomata
    > New Zealand
    > 174.948E
    > 41.261S 
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