Re: video of what I thought might have been iss satellite transit

From: Greg Williams (k4hsm@lock-net.com)
Date: Wed May 02 2007 - 23:26:37 EDT

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    Kevin:
    
    It took three views, but I finally saw it.
    
    I would say that's the ISS.  The path is straight, the size is 
    consistent.  Remember that image that was taken last year of the 
    ISS/Atlantis just after separation as it transited the sun?  It looked 
    pretty big compared to the sun.  This looks about right for ISS.
    
    http://www.astrophoto.fr/iss_atlantis_transit.html - page for reference.
    
    Thanks for the video. 
    
    Greg
    
    
    
    Kevin Fetter wrote:
    > Ok
    >
    > Here's my video of the object passing across the sun.
    >
    > http://www.kfetter.com/satvideo/other/isstransit.wmv
    >
    > I thought I had seen the iss. That's if I allow for error's in where it passed across the sun,
    > prediction time, amount of time it took to pass across the sun, telescope shake and such.
    >
    > But then I thought it's got to be a bird, due to it's size. It seems to large to be the ISS, since
    > it was over 900 km away at the time. 
    >
    > Not sure if you'll spot the fast moving object.
    >
    > Time of transit was 22:13:08 UTC ( Apr 19 )
    >
    > Kevin
    >
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