RE: Where was ISS ?

From: bruce_musson@dofasco.ca
Date: Thu Jul 27 2000 - 05:19:21 PDT

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    TLN et al:
    I don't think its fair that everyone else got their De-Cloaking glasses
    first !!!
    Bruce 
    
    
    	-----Original Message-----
    	From:	TLN [SMTP:tomnagy@nauticom.net]
    	Sent:	Wednesday, July 26, 2000 6:41 PM
    	To:	Musson Bruce E; SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com
    	Subject:	RE: Where was ISS ?
    
    	I went out after 4 AM EDT and as the grandfather clock struck 4:15 
    	AM up comes the ISS from the NW. The brightest object in that 
    	area of the sky at ~0 mag.
    
    	Took a look with the 10X50's hand held but I'm too shaky.
    
    	I'm at 40 deg 42' N  70 deg 43' W
    
    	On 26 Jul 00, at 8:44, Musson Bruce E wrote:
    
    	> I was using Heavens-Above website to spot the ISS this morning.
    	> At 43.2025 lat and -79.9866 long , it should have passed
    practically
    	> overhead at 0.5 mag starting 4:15am EDT and ending about 4:19am
    EDT.
    	> I sat out there with the scope all set, from 4:10am until
    4:35am... never
    	> saw a thing.
    	> There was minimal cloud cover... Saturn, the Moon, and Jupiter
    with its four
    	> moon looked great through the scope.
    	> Despite the hazy clouds, I was actually seeing better than usual.
    	> Was there a timing, or position change that occurred because of
    the
    	> maneuvering to connect Zvesda about 8 hours earlier.
    	> Was I early, late, or did the ISS test its cloaking mechanism ?
    :-)
    	> Thanks.
    	> 
    	> Bruce 
    	> 
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