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Re: Bright pass of ISS and STS tonight

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  • gbmorrow
    duh...make that 3 minutes apart
    Message 1 of 15 , Jul 29, 2009
      duh...make that 3 minutes apart

      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "gbmorrow" <bixby54@...> wrote:
      >
      > If you like watching satellites, check out
      > www.heavens-above.com
      >
      > You can input your viewing location (latitude & longitude) and query their database to get a list of all the satellites that will be visible at your location.
      >
      > If you're in or near the city of Austin, the light pollution is bad enough that's its hard to see anything unless is is a magnitude of 3 or brighter.
      >
      > For last night's pass, the estimated magnitude of the ISS was -3.2, and for the shuttle it was -1.4.
      >
      > There will be a visible pass of both tonight (if the clouds clear out), but not nearly as bright (0.8 for the shuttle and -1.1 for the ISS), and unlike last night, they'll fly over about 30 minutes apart.
      >
      > thorax
      >
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