ISS Observation - in telescope!

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Sun Jun 24 2001 - 16:58:00 PDT

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    For the first time in many months, I was able to see the ISS - in my
    telescope!  I tracked it for a minute or so - manuallly - until it went
    into shadow.  I forgot about using a filter, but I still saw a central
    mass/bulge that was flanked on either side by lines - solar panels, I
    assume.  Became slightly smaller as it headed away.  Became orange and
    red, then deep red until invisibility, thanks to our atmosphere.
    Hard to see details when it's constantly moving about.  Make telescope
    tube still - it'll go across the entire field of view in only about 1/2
    second.  But I can definitely see something!
    P.S.:  Actually I saw more detail then I'm telling here, but I've
    forgotton what I saw nearly a week ago.
    Jonathan T. Wojack       
    39.706d N   75.683d W           
    4 hours behind UT (-4)
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