Richmond Astronomical Society

ISS pass, Thurs. night (July 9), 8:45 pm

Jul 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

-3.2magnitue, traveling from the SW to ENE direction, will get 56 degrees high.

There’s a Russian space ship following it, Progress 33. You might be able to see it, as it’s following the ISS closely, preparing for a dock on July 12. If you go to this post on CloudyNights (http://tinyurl.com/lnguu9), you’ll see an amazing photo of both spacecraft, taken by a guy with a 10 inch scope.

The ISS will come around again, at 10:22 pm, traveling from WNW to the NNE direction, but it will only be .1 magnitude, and only 16 degrees high.

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  1. I saw it, in spite of the light clouds overhead. It was very bright, but there was still too much daylight to tell if there was a companion.