Re: ISS in a telescope

From: John locker (
Date: Wed Oct 03 2001 - 08:15:23 EDT

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    Subject: Re: ISS in a telescope
    > > I saw ISS in my telescope at about 4:16 UT on 19-Aug-2001 from Mt. 
    > > Diablo
    > > (near Walnut Creek), CA, USA.  A 10 inch f/6 newt. (Cave Astrola) 
    > > with a
    > > 25mm Ortho.  I saw it approach, I missed the closest part of the 
    > > pass as I
    > > flipped the scope and I watched it recede.  I followed it into 
    > > shadow and
    > > far beyond until distance and low altitude caused me to lose it.  
    > > There must
    > > have been a light on!
    > I saw the previous pass of ISS & Shuttle, too (I was asked privately to
    > say what I saw.  It's more than a month late, I know, but better late
    > than never, I say).  IT WAS INCREDIBLE!!  To see two manned objects in
    > the sky at one time, very bright objects, and then be able to catch both
    > of them in my telescope- quite rare and incredible!  I observed at 47x,
    > with a 80A (light blue) filter, I think.  I forget what the Space Shuttle
    > looked like, but the ISS definitely showed some structure (exactly what I
    > forget).
    > It had been a very long time since I had seen something that was so
    > beautiful.  You'd think it was nothing spectacular, just two objects
    > (which I have seen individually before), but it was so incredible!  I
    > felt inspired by what I saw.
    > I think it classifies as my #1 sighting.
    > ------------------------------
    > Jonathan T. Wojack       
    > 39.706d N   75.683d W           
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