ISS and Shuttle, nice pair in the sky...

From: Leo Wikholm (
Date: Fri Nov 28 2008 - 19:02:20 UTC

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    We have succesfully observed the International Space Station (ISS) and 
    the Space Shuttle
    Endeavour at same time in the sky in Finland.
    The pair came visible at 16.02 UTC (Nov 28, 2008). The sky was little 
    bit cloudy but I saw
    these objects separately with my 16x50 binoculars in Helsinki. The 
    bottom object (ISS) was
    little brighter (maybe about +1 mag). The separation angle was about 2 
    arc minutes,
    so they were easily visible.
    Antti Kuosmanen in Espoo observed also this pair. It was single object 
    with naked eye but
    separate objects with his 10x50 binoculars. ISS was at magnitude +1 and 
    the shuttle at
    magnitude +1.5.
    Esko Lyytinen in Helsinki made similar observations by the aid of his 
    20x80 binoculars.
    Best regards,
    Leo Wikholm
    Helsinki, Finland.
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