Sunday, June 01, 2008

got 'em both (Toronto)

I picked up the pin points in the west-north-west at about 15° elevation as the STS and ISS moved upwards into the sky towards Canes Venatici.

The shuttle Discovery appeared first this time. It was very bright at the beginning.

About 30 seconds later the International Space Station appeared. It was not as bright initially but grew rapidly.


Correction! Randy reminded us that the shuttle's and station's orbital data changes, particularly when they are trying to synchronise orbits... Thusly, the Heavens Above listings must be taken with a grain of salt in your eye! The ISS was first; STS second.

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