shenzou 5 + rocket

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Wed Oct 15 2003 - 07:08:27 EDT

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    Seen from station 8597 ( 34.9638S, 138.6333E ).
    The rocket preceded the manned capsule by 3 minutes and 20 seconds ( at average time
    of 10:49 UT. Its maxima where about mag 1.5 and it was invisible most of its 15 second
    tumble period. 
    Timing started
    when it crossed the line between alpha and beta cen. The capsule was only mag 3.5,
    and wouldnt have been seen without 7by 50 binocs because of light cloud which which made things
    Tony Beresford
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