STS92 and ISS observation

From: Tristan Cools (
Date: Sat Oct 21 2000 - 13:55:40 PDT

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    This evening I decided to travel for more than 100km to watch an undocked
    Shuttle with ISS.
    I had to travel this far because it was very cloudy at Bruges, Belgium.  
    At Waver(near Brussels) it wasn't so cloudy, and I found an observing place
    near a cimetary.(where I heard strange noises everywere...)
    At 17h42m UTC I saw a very bright(mag -3) Discovery which was followed by
    ISS.  Brightness of ISS was about mag -1.5.  Both objects were separated by
    When I arrived back home my family did see the event also, clouds had
    It was a sight to remember, very impressive.
    Tristan Cools
    Belgian Working Group Satellites(BWGS)
    Damse Vaart: 3.2478E/51.2277N - OBS place 1
    Ryckevelde:  3.2856E/51.2045N - OBS place 2
    Brugge:      3.2166E/51.2104N - OBS place 3(home)
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