I saw the HST pass on Heavens-Above. No iridium flares thought, Dang. I didn't extrapolate the close pass of the other two from the Chart listing. I'll set an alarm in the phone to remind us to look. I'll be bringing My friend Steve's TV eyepiece and will set up Polly (The ETX) on the Moon for some "LTV" Clear Skies Rick Tejera (K7TEJ) Sagauro Astronomy Club www.saguaroastro.org Thunderbird Amatuer Radio Club www.w7tbc.org 30 Meter Digital Group # 5794 Feld Hell Club #3994 OMISS #8629 -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tom Polakis Sent: Saturday, 18 May, 2013 11:03 To: AZ-Observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Earth Satellites to Look For Tonight I was using Satellite Safari to plan for tonight's SAC Thunderbird Star Party, and came across a couple good passes. Times and altitudes will be slightly different from other parts of Arizona. This first of these is Hubble Space Telescope, which will be 30 degrees above the southern horizon, moving west to east, at 7:56 p.m. This is only a half hour after sunset, but it should be visible, at magnitude 1.9. The second event involves two 3rd magnitude satellites moving in opposite directions that will pass within a couple degrees of each other at 8:20 p.m. At the time of closest approach, they will be very close to Arcturus. The southbound satellite is Cosmos 2242, a Soviet intelligence satellite launched in 1993. Headed northbound is the SL-3 rocket body, which launched another Cosmos satellite in 1981. Tom -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.