A Tom for Tom Transit

From: Tom Wagner (sciteach@mchsi.com)
Date: Tue Apr 13 2004 - 12:31:42 EDT

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    Being home for my younger brother's funeral today I had the opportunity to
    watch the ISS cross the sun again.
    According to Tom Fly's latest transit predictions, on 13 Apr at 9:51:28 AM
    local time the ISS would pass in front of the sun as seen from my backyard.
    At exactly that moment it did make the transit. I was using an 8" Celestron
    and the sun just filled the FOV. The Station moved by fast but I was able to
    perceive it as a sharply outlined black cylinder with something (the solar
    panels probably) sticking out a bit on opposite sides.
    Cheers to you Tom!
    Tom  Iowa  USA
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