ISS and Soyuz TMA-19M observed (Re: ISS seen, not imaged)

From: Patrick Schmeer via Seesat-l <>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2015 18:45:07 +0000 (UTC)
I also watched these events live on NASA TV
and Roscosmos TV, and observed visually
the same ISS pass as Leo. In my 203-mm
Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (Meade 2080)
the ISS and Soyuz TMA-19M were seen
separately (but not in 20x80 binoculars).

Docking occurred at 17:33 UTC (after the
first attempt had failed).

Patrick (Saarbr├╝cken, Germany)

Leo Barhorst via Seesat-l <> schrieb am Di, 15.12.2015:

 Betreff: ISS seen, not imaged
 An: "Seesat-L" <>
 Datum: Dienstag, 15. Dezember, 2015 19:27 Uhr
 Today I first watched the launch of
 Soyus TMA-19M on NASA TV.
 Nice show in a clear blue sky. Booster
 and fairing seperation were clearly visible.
 At 17:15 UT ISS and Soyuz made a high
 pass over here. Saw ISS in gaps between
 clouds using binos; Soyuz already too close
 to see seperately; only a few minutes before
 the aborted automatic first docking attempt.
 Unfortunately there were clouds at the
 camera point.
 Watched the 2nd hand controlled docking on
 NASA TV, but bad to no video at the docking
 time, just voices.
 Perhaps more luck with the next Progress or
 Leo Barhorst

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