[AZ-Observing] The Moon and Venus and the Shuttle Chasing the ISS

  • From: Tim Jones <tjmac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 16 May 2010 12:32:54 -0700

Bob, Chris, Bruce and I all got to watch the "space chase" last evening.  
Coming in first place was the ISS.  It ran from North to Northeast peaking at 
around 35º above the horizon.  Around 9 minutes later, the shuttle Atlantis 
followed a similar path across the night sky.  They were very easy to spot with 
the naked eye because of their paths just after sunset.

Also, the sliver new Moon and Venus were a great way to follow the sunset from 

A wonderful night of viewing and astrophotography followed until just before 
astronomical twilight this morning.


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