yea i just had wrote about watching it also. it was the closest i have seen it in a while. didnt think much about getting out and watching, i was tuned to the tv watching it. but it got my attention fast when my backyard lit up brite. ran out with my camera, and it was gone. JAY RESPLER wrote: > I just came in and can confirm from personal observation that the shuttle > has been launched. The SE horizon was cloudy/hazy and I was not sure > whether we would be able to see anything. I was scanning with binoculars > when my wife Judy yelled "there it is" picking it out through a tree due > south of us. It was much brighter than I expected through the haze. I > then picked up STS with the binoculars. There was a little tail going up > like this ./ and a longer, brighter tail downward \ > > There were several pulses with flame on for a second, then off for a few > seconds. Shuttle finally set behind trees in east. > > This is about the 5th or 6th live launch seen from here in New Jersey. > It's still exciting. > > Jay Respler > -- > Details of how to get on the Satellite Observer Mail List, elements, prediction > programs and other satellite information, at the Visual Satellite Observers > Home Page: http://www2.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de/sat/satintro.html > -- > JRespler@InJersey.com > Satellite Tracker * Early Typewriter Collector > Freehold, New Jersey -- firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ___. __ .__.__ ____ ___.__.\_ |__ ___________| | _|__| | _/ ___< | | | __ \_/ __ \_ __ \ |/ / | | \ \___\___ | | \_\ \ ___/| | \/ <| | |__ \___ > ____| |___ /\___ >__| |__|_ \__|____/ \/\/ \/ \/ \/ firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com this cybermessage has been cybersent to you by the generous cyberdonations from cyberpeople like you. likrebyc.