Re: ISS and Discovery post-undocking pass

Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 23:02:45 PST

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    Tony Beresford wrote:
    > At 17:29 20/03/01 , JAY RESPLER wrote:
    > >My last Mir sighting was Mon., March 12, about 7 min after sunset >with the sun 2.2 deg. below the horizon.  This is the closest to > > daylight that I've seen a sat naked eye.
    > I respectively beg to differ Jay, dont forget the mass daylight >viewing of an irdium flare at Edinburgh in 1998.
    Hi Tony.
    I meant to add; "regular sat pass, excluding Iridium flares which we know do get
    bright enough for daylight visibility".
    No, that Edinburgh event is one viewing that I will never forget. I carried the
    predictions around with me for a week hoping to share it with fellow Eurosom
    attendees. On that Sunday, about 3:05 pm, the weather could not have been
    better.  A nice dark blue sky. Bjoern and I had video cameras going. We were all
    gathered in the shadow of the observatory. Then suddenly, there it was!  Though
    I had seen a couple before, for many, that was the first daytime flare seen.  It
    was made more exciting being in the company of so many observing friends.
    I hope we can share more mass viewings in the future.
    Jay Respler
       Satellite Tracker * Early Typewriter Collector
               Freehold, New Jersey
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