STS-99 europe observation

From: Lutz Schindler (
Date: Fri Feb 11 2000 - 10:46:00 PST

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    Hi all,
    on CNN I saw liftoff time for STS-99 was 17:43.~42 UT.
    22 minutes later, Endeavour and ET appears in Cygnus and 30 seconds
    later they disappear in earth shadow.
    The ET flows 1/2 degree 'below' the shuttle.
    Shuttle was about mag -2 and ET very faint , but reddish, about
    mag 2. (ET was in lower orbit and beginning with entering earth shadow  
    when I picked them up ?)
    This was my second sighting of a shuttle and ET after launch. (First in  
    november 1994). In 1994 the ET was very bright, more than the shuttle.
    Bye Lutz
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