Re: Where was ISS ?

From: Daniel Deak (
Date: Wed Jul 26 2000 - 11:51:13 PDT

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    Musson Bruce E wrote:
    > I sat out there with the scope all set, from 4:10am until 4:35am... never
    > saw a thing.
    Hello Bruce and all,
    I put on my special lenses to beat the cloaking device  ;-) and saw the same pass
    you refered to culminating at 04:16:56 EDT from my location in Quebec.
    Maximum mag was reached before culmination at -2. It passed nearly overhead
    and took my first picture of a sat. Will have to wait for the film to be processed
    before seeing the result.
    From your location, the ISS did indeed pass overhead at 04:15:20 from
    azimuth 240 to 60. It came out of shadow at around 04:14:45 at about 53
    degrees elevation.
    Yesterday, I saw both modules beeing 1 min 44 sec apart pass under the Moon
    just like in the beautiful pictures taken by Olivier Staiger (congratulations!).
    Zarya and Unity were the brightest at mag 0 and Zvezda was mag +1.
    I saw the docking live on NASA TV with my newly installed C-band satellite
    dish. At last, I won't have to worry about net congestion and low quality images.
    We could see the manoeuvring engines fire many times to slow Zarya before
    initial contact.
    Daniel Deak
    Drummondville, Québec
    COSPAR site 1746 : 45.8537°N, 72.4857°W, 90 m., UTC-5:00
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