Re: ISS/ Venus transit....... Captured in Slovakia !!!

From: Denis (
Date: Tue Jun 15 2004 - 23:57:42 EDT

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    Using my program, ISS missed venus by 4.8 arc min South.
    Ralph McConahy wrote:
    > Tom Wagner [] wrote:
    > I have done some analysis of Tomas' transit.
    > The location and time is 48d 15m 40s N, by 17d 1m 52s E. [Decimal values are
    > 48.2611 N by 17.0311 E.] I used 445 meters altitude (obtained from H-A) and
    > a time correction of GMT +2. I obtained the time correction someplace on the
    > Internet. I may be wrong in that.
    > The time that the ISS was transiting Venus was (as far as I can tell) close
    > to 13h  09m 18s --local time--.
    > I would appreciate it if others could verify the possibility of this
    > information being close to the actual values.
    > ================
    > Using SkyMap, and zooming in on Venus, I have to move to Lat = 48.2600N to get the ISS track to match the track in the composite photo (using 48.2611N in SkyMap, the track misses Venus too far to the south). The time is exactly 10:09:18 UT when it reaches Venus.
    >   Ralph McConahy
    >   38.3306N,  75.6970W, 5m
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