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ISS evening of 22nd April - object moving in front?

in Observers Corner Only Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:27 pm
by Martin-Devon • 214 Posts

Last night at the NLO we were fortunate again to see the ISS (thanks to Rob for providing the timing) - and many of us also noticed that just ahead of the ISS on the exactly the same path was another fainter object moving at the same speed. Looking through SGL just now they have pinned this down as a cargo ship that was undocked from the ISS - there is also a nice video of the two:



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RE: ISS evening of 22nd April - object moving in front?

in Observers Corner Only Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:54 am
by Dave • 3.264 Posts

Hi Martin

Glad to know what it was, thanks for investigating on our behalf.


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12-6-2011 3.45am

in Observers Corner Only Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:57 am
by deepskysteve • 6.615 Posts

Location: NLO
Weekend stay-over imaging session, finally when we decided to go to bed at 3.45 we saw the ISS bright as anything passing over from west to east catching the sun for the whole duration.

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