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Club on YOUTUBE

Postby bwh » 29 Nov 2008, 17:53

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGHioN9VF8k

please tell everyone you know - its a club member - great publicity

ok i spelled club url wrong.... eek
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Just saw it

Postby pbholmes » 29 Nov 2008, 19:23

Excellent vid.

Kirsty and I went out to have a look for the ISS just before 6 o'clock.
We saw something on roughly the right trajectory, and were following it across the sky, when Kirsty spotted something much brighter following it.

From its brightness (noticeably brighter than Altair, which it passed below,
I'm pretty sure that the second object was the ISS.

I couldn't follow either trajectory against the fainter stars very well, as the floodlights were on at the Stadio Dal Gety, making all but the brightest stars invisible.

The two objects weren't at all close together, I'd say at least a minute apart, and the first disappeared not long after the second one emerged from behind the wooded hill to our southwest.

Might the first object have been the toolbag?

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Postby bwh » 29 Nov 2008, 21:12

hmmmmm paul, one minute apart is a lot. what i saw was two objects on same path but i finger width apart moving completely in sync.

Kit was pushed away from shuttle by hand - so cant get that far away.

sounds more like you saw two satellites (ISS) and one other... maybe.
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Postby Cosmic » 29 Nov 2008, 23:35

Brian
Cool vid.....however, you and i really have to talk about all this finger business :)

I can lend you a tape measure mate!

cheers
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Mystery solved

Postby pbholmes » 30 Nov 2008, 17:18

I think the first object I saw was the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Here's a listing from last night, courtesy of SpaceWeather.com:

Location: Inverkeithing, Fif Latitude: 56.0 Longitude: -3.4
All times displayed are local.
<table border=1>
<tr><td>Satellite<td>Rise time<td>Direction to look<td>Transit time<td>Max elevation<td>Magnitude</tr>
<tr><td>Lacrosse 3<td>04:37:58 am<td>E<td>04:42:11<td>51°<td>2.6 (visible)</tr>
<tr><td>Genesis 1<td>04:53:21 pm<td>WSW<td>04:57:44<td>81°<td>3.0 (visible)</tr>
<tr><td>ISS Toolbag<td>05:47:13 pm<td>WSW<td>05:49:25<td>34°<td>7.5 (dim)</tr>
<tr><td>Genesis 2<td>05:52:51 pm<td>SSW<td>05:56:53<td>40°<td>4.1 (dim)</tr>
<tr><td>Space Shuttle Endeavour<td>05:55:55 pm<td>WSW<td>05:58:07<td>34°<td>-0.5 (very bright)</tr>
<tr><td>ISS<td>05:57:46 pm<td>WSW<td>06:00:00<td>34°<td>-2.6 (very bright)</tr>
<tr><td>Lacrosse 3<td>06:15:51 am<td>W<td>06:20:08<td>79°<td>2.0 (visible)</tr>
</table>

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Postby bwh » 30 Nov 2008, 17:43

would appear i captured the ISS and shuttle - not iss and bag ?

nasa reports shuttle undocked from station at 5.30pm CST ? how does that euqate to 5:31 GMT ?
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