Re: ISS and shuttle visible

Date: Mon Sep 18 2000 - 03:26:33 PDT

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    In a message dated 9/18/00 6:00:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:
    << Atlantis saw sunrise over my Tennessee location this morning at
    9:45:50 UT. ISS was preceeding it by about 2 degrees, and it was at
    least a full magintude fainter at mag. 1.5. 
    At my location the 2 were of equal brightness - about -0.5 mag for most of 
    the pass.
    I observed Atlantis low in the WSW at 09:45:54 UTC Just as the ISS was 
    exiting eclipse.  Later in the pass (NNW, ~65 deg el, as the two were passing 
    over Cassiopeia) I timed the separation at 6.50 seconds.  The arc of the 
    separation was about 4 degrees.  They fit easily in the FOV of my 7x50s.
    Don Gardner 
    39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
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