My satellite observations on Facebook

From: Patrick Schmeer (pasc1312-seesat@yahoo.de)
Date: Fri Oct 29 2010 - 19:34:46 UTC

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    >From now on I will regularly post my satellite
    observations on Facebook, too.
    
    Here is my first report:
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    Earlier tonight I observed a bright pass of the
    International Space Station (ISS) with the naked
    eye. The space station emerged from incoming
    clouds at 17:32 UTC = 19:32 MESZ (local time).
    3 minutes later it passed 1.8 deg from Jupiter
    and got nearly as bright. A few seconds later
    the ISS entered the Earth's shadow.
    
    I intended to watch some minutes later the cargo
    spacecrafts Progress M-05M (undocked from the
    ISS on Oct. 25 at 14:25 UTC) and Progress M-08M
    (launched on Oct. 27 at 15:11:49 UTC), but
    unfortunately both satellites could not be seen
    due to clouds. Visible pass details are shown
    here:
    
    http://www.heavens-above.com/PassDetails.asp?lat=49.217&lng=7.067&loc=Bischmisheim&alt=261&tz=CET&satid=25544&date=40480.7326895255
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    Patrick
    
    
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