USA 193 observed again...

From: Oscar A. Rodriguez / PMEE-SPACE (obaquero@arrakis.es)
Date: Tue Feb 19 2008 - 19:46:34 UTC

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    Hi everybody,
    
    I have just observed USA 193 again. The satellite was visible among the 
    clouds at 18:48:08 GMT (+/- 10 sec). It reached a +3.0 mag. There were a 
    few stars in the (cloudy) sky since the sunset took place at 18:09 GMT. 
    I was able to take a new photo although its quality is poor (I think 
    this is the poorest photo I have taken from a satellite pass). Only two 
    stars are visible in the photo, and I am unable to identify them:
    
    Real photo:
    http://www.arrakis.es/~obaquero/temp/USA193_20080219_184808GMT_real_s.JPG
    
    Reconstructed photo:
    http://www.arrakis.es/~obaquero/temp/USA193_20080219_184808GMT_reconstructionl_s.JPG
    
    I had also the opportunity to photograph STS-122 and ISS. Atlantis was 
    seen at 18:37:12 GMT (+/- 10 sec) with a +1.5 mag:
    http://www.arrakis.es/~obaquero/temp/STS-122_20080219_183712GMT.JPG
    
    ISS was seen at 18:38:56 GMT (+-10 sec), with a +0.2 magnitude:
    http://www.arrakis.es/~obaquero/temp/ISS_20080219_183856GMT.JPG
    
    Best regards,
    Oscar.-
    
    
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