Double ISS solar transit , consecutive location !!!!

From: John Locker (
Date: Sat Aug 07 2004 - 12:15:24 EDT

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    Hi all,
    Just back from slaving over a hot telescope...and my , was it hot.
    Temp was reading 36 deg C on the Lancashire coast just north of Liverpool.
    The exact location was the Crosby Coastguard station 53:29:53  03:03:30.
    The passes took place at 1337-13 BST  and 1512-15 BST.
    This is the first time I have seen two consectutive transits from one
    Positioning was critical to ensure both passes were capture.
    Despite the fact that working for 3 hours out of the back of a 4x4 vehicle
    in soaring temperatures isn't recommended , I managed to capture both on
    (The OTA was too hot to touch by the end of the afternoon , no shade to
    protect it )
    Results are here
    ....and here
    I'll put a full report up as soon as I have cooled off :O)
    Data sets  from both Tom Fly and Arnold Barmettler (CalSky) were used ...and
    they were spot on ! (Well done guys)
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