Fwd: Shenzhou 6 and rocket sighted

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Fri Oct 14 2005 - 01:44:59 EDT

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    Paul Maley asked me to forward the following message to the list.
    I wish I had been there also!
    
    ----- Forwarded message from PAUL MALEY <pdmaley@yahoo.com> -----
        Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 18:11:31 -0700 (PDT)
        From: PAUL MALEY <pdmaley@yahoo.com>
     Subject: Shenzhou 6 and rocket sighted
    
    I observed and videotaped both Shenzhou 6 and its rocket this 
    morning at 4:54 and 5:49 am local time (Beijing is GMT+8) from 
    the Badaling portion of the Great Wall of China. Skies were 
    perfectly clear, temperature 40 deg. F. Shenzhou appeared at 
    magnitude 4 at elevation 64 degrees above the north. It 
    brightened to +2 in the NE which was contrary to what I would 
    have expected. The rocket was seen in very strong twilite and 
    reached 35 degrees above the north. It was as bright as -0.5 and 
    generally steady. Thanks to Ted for great predicts while I am 
    here in China. Yesterday was cloudy and tomorrow clouds are 
    expected to return. Over the weekend I will be in North Korea 
    and there seem to be no passes visible.
     
    Paul Maley
    
    
    Paul D. Maley
    
    29.6049N, 95.1069W, alt.6m
    email: pdmaley@yahoo.com
                    
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