[amsat-bb] ISS & STS-120
wb3jfs at cox.net
Wed Oct 24 18:51:45 PDT 2007
Around 0117z the ISS and STS-120 passed over Las Vegas, NV with a
spectacular view. With the sun already behind the Spring mountain range to
the west, it was leaving a light orange glow along the the top of the range.
According to the keps, STS-120 was to appear first from the NW direction,
followed by the ISS approximately 45 seconds later, both reached a zenith of
71 degrees in the clear desert sky. However, upon viewing the objects it
appeared that the ISS was first and STS-120 was the one following. I am
basing this observation on the magnitude of the objects. In any case, it
was a nice sight to behold and will look forward to future sightings.
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