[sarex] Re: ISS SIGHTING?
karrasch at ihug.co.nz
Mon Sep 18 00:32:51 PDT 2006
We had a great view of the International Space Station and the Shuttle Atlantis following behind this evening. At an elevation of around 17 degrees the pass was all over within minutes.
For those of us in the Auckland area, tomorrow night should present a far better opportunity for us, if the sky is as clear as it was tonight. Tomorrow night, they come over the horizon around 7.10pm from the NW at 300 deg. They rise to an elevation of around 68 deg. and then move off over
the horizon SE at 130 deg. Tonight they were, at arms length, 2 spread fingers apart but this will increase by tomorrow evening.
A great sight, will make sure the grand kids see them with any luck.
"Tony, VK5ZAI" wrote:
> G'day Doug,
> We have a good pass over Australia tonight but we also have heavy cloud
> cover at my QTH so chances of seeing the ISS aren't looking that good.
> Regards Tony. VK5ZAI
> P.O.Box 470 Kingston SE
> South Australia 5275
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> Doug Kuitula wrote:
> >Hi all,
> > I realize that it's only been a short time since the solar panels have been installed on the ISS. But has anyone noticed if it is any brighter or easier to see since they've been put on. It's going to be a week or so until I get some pre-dawn passes and get a chance to view the station.
> > 73 de Doug KA8QCU
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