04 September 2006

Astronomy update

Satellites spotted tonight: International Space Station and Cosmos 2263 Rocket. Tried to locate the Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission (TRMM) but no luck there.

Conditions: a waxing gibbous moon exacerbated by haze.

I also spotted a third satellite that passed overhead at approximately 2043 (local) and the opposite direction of the Cosmos 2263 Rocket. I couldn't find anything of a magnitude 4.5 or brighter on the charts, so it's either dimmer than that (doubtful since I could see it on a hazy night) or its not on the charts for one reason or another.
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