Re STS/ISS observation

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Mon Oct 29 2007 - 05:37:20 EDT

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    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "John Locker" <john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk>
    To: "Robert Holdsworth" <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>
    Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 9:36 AM
    Subject: Re: STS/ISS observation
    
    
    > Morning Robert
    >
    > I think the orange colour really came into its own with the addition of 
    > the P3/4 array last autumn
    >
    > You can clearly see the colouration in the daylight shots here
    >
    > http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/satcom_transits/daylight.html
    >
    > And also this night time shot from last October.
    > http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/satcom_transits/31oct.gif
    >
    > If you watch the NASA TV stream you'll see that the arrays change from 
    > dark blue to orange/copper within minutes depending on the sun angle.
    >
    > No visuals here this mission I'm afraid , but I would be interested to 
    > know if you are seeing any flares.
    > With the station in "reverse" mode I would have expected the panels on the 
    > leading Prohress vehicle to flare...unless thats something we only see in 
    > the northen hemisphere
    > http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/satcom_transits/flareanim.gif
    >
    > John
    > http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/satcom_transits/March2005.html
    >
    >
    > ----- Original Message ----- 
    > From: "Robert Holdsworth" <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>
    > To: "Seesat List" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    > Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 9:03 AM
    > Subject: Re: STS/ISS observation
    >
    >
    >>I am having trouble accessing Seesat archives and also I have an email 
    >>problem which means I cannot search the record.
    >>
    >> However I found that John Locker reported the orange coloration in 
    >> October 2006 which I think might be the first such report, and I 
    >> confirmed that I had noticed the same.
    >>
    >> I recall (and I think I posted this though I can't find it) that an 
    >> astronaut reported how the solar panels glowed a bright reddish colour, 
    >> which I think she compared to a heater or similar, when the sun was on 
    >> them.
    >>
    >> If the weather permits I might be able to find out soon what is happening 
    >> on sunset passes, but not looking good.  Also looks very doubtful that 
    >> the upcoming early morning pass will be "go" for here.
    >>
    >>
    >> Robert
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> ----- Original Message ----- 
    >> From: "Greg Williams" <k4hsm@knology.net>
    >> To: "Robert Holdsworth" <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>; <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    >> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 7:51 AM
    >> Subject: Re: STS/ISS observation
    >>
    >>
    >>>I noticed the rust-colored appearance as it hit the orbital sunset a few 
    >>>weeks ago on ISS.  Not sure of sunrise, but on sunset as it dims, it 
    >>>turns rust-colored.
    >>> Greg
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
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