Progress & ISS seen

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 17:54:25 EDT

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    Although low clouds have come in, I did manage to spot Progress and ISS
    through breaks in the clouds. I used Spica as a reference, as ISS would pass
    a few degrees south of it short before going into shadow. Using 20 x 80
    binoculars, I spotted a bright sat in an ISS-like trajectory some 2m35s
    ahead of ISS. I assume this was Progress M1-11. ISS was then seen by naked
    eye.
    
    The binocuolars were used because of both the low altitude of this pass (~20
    degrees south) and because at this time of observation, the sky is still
    quite bright.
    
    - Marco
    
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    Marco Langbroek
    Leiden, the Netherlands
    52.15896 N, 4.48884 E (WGS 84)
    
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