ISS and Shuttle from Leiden

From: (Marco Langbroek)
Date: Sat Feb 20 2010 - 10:50:00 UTC

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    Hi all,
    At 5:49 UTC this morning (20th), observing from an open window at my GF's
    appartment, I got a very nice view of the ISS and Shuttle STS-130 Endeavour
    cruising closely together in the southwest.
    It was twilight (sun -10 degree altitude) and the pair majestically sailed over
    the rooftops in a bluish sky, below Saturn and then passing Spica. The Shuttle,
    the fainter of the two, was slightly ahead of the ISS, at a distance of a few
    degrees. The time difference between the two in passing Spica was about 5 seconds.
    I will post pictures later (a bit wobbly, as the window sill I put the camera on
    did transfer some vibrations to the camera apparently).
    - Marco
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
    Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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