RE: Where was ISS ?

From: bruce_musson@dofasco.ca
Date: Wed Jul 26 2000 - 12:07:45 PDT

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    Thanks Dan.
    Yeah... I guess I need a pair of those glasses.
    I watched the docking at 56K on my PC... lucky you!
    I've checked my timepiece, which is right on,  and I expected it 240 to 60
    with elevation almost overhead, but it was not to be for me.
    Thanks again for the response.
    
    Bruce Musson 
    
    	-----Original Message-----
    	From:	Daniel Deak [SMTP:dan.deak@sympatico.ca]
    	Sent:	Wednesday, July 26, 2000 2:51 PM
    	To:	SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com
    	Subject:	Re: Where was ISS ?
    
    	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.
    
    	Cheers,
    
    	Dan
    
    	--
    	Daniel Deak
    	Drummondville, Québec
    
    	COSPAR site 1746 : 45.8537°N, 72.4857°W, 90 m., UTC-5:00
    
    	E-mail : dan.deak@obsat.com        ICQ : 52770063
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