Fwd: another Shenzhou 6 and rocket obs from China

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Fri Oct 14 2005 - 19:31:29 EDT

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    Paul asked me to forward the following new observations from China.
    
    ----- Forwarded message from PAUL MALEY <pdmaley@yahoo.com> -----
        Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 16:21:06 -0700 (PDT)
        From: PAUL MALEY <pdmaley@yahoo.com>
    
    I observed Shenzhou and its rocket this time from downtown Beijing 
    from the roof of the Holiday Inn Downtown. The Shenzhou was visible 
    for most of the pass generally magnitude 2.5 and basically steady 
    reaching max elevation of 47 degrees in the north at 5:14am local 
    time (GMT+8 hours here). The rocket was a tad bit late and it was 
    observed definitely tumbling. This was not so much evident the 
    previous morning. We saw at least 4 cycles. Max el was 35 degrees 
    in the north and it did reach -1 at times. Closest approach was at 
    5:42am roughly. Because we are leaving for the airport I had no 
    time to reduce the videotape to determine tumble rate but I could 
    follow it in the camcorder view finder all the way into the east 
    before losing it in bright twilite. Another great experience as the 
    weather was forecast to be cloudy (wrong again!).
     
    Paul Maley
    
    
    Paul D. Maley
    
    29.6049N, 95.1069W, alt.6m
    email: pdmaley@yahoo.com
                    
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