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jfrahm

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Shuttle / ISS overflight again tonight
« on: June 21, 2007, 07:22:10 PM »
From my deck I saw the ISS and the shuttle last night at 10:25PM, very cool.  As the shuttle is not landing today it will be visible again tonight:

http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=72380

Facing west last night the ISS appeared low in the WSW, followed by the shuttle shortly therafter on the exact same trajectory.  After a couple of minutes they disappeared in the SE sky behind a tree.  They move fast enough that you'd think it almost could be a plane.  Last night the two were close enough together that you could see them both at the same time, tonight they should be farther apart.  I wonder how big a telescope you need to see details?  I plan to dig out my 25x binocs but I doubt they will be powerful enough to reveal details.

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Re: Shuttle / ISS overflight again tonight
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007, 12:58:03 PM »
I didn't get a chance to check it out, but there is a spectacular view on APOD today. ;)
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Re: Shuttle / ISS overflight again tonight
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007, 12:58:03 PM »