Tom, Great catch. It would have been cool to see then collide :-) Bernard -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tom Polakis Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2013 9:47 PM To: AZ-Observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Two Pieces of Nearly Intersecting Space Junk The Satellite Safari iPad app showed that two satellites were going to pass within a few degrees of each other. This animated GIF shows six 5-second exposures of them. The brighter one is an Atlas Centaur 2 launch vehicle that went into orbit in 1963. The fainter object is a Soviet Soyuz rocket body that launched one of their many Cosmos satellites in 1970. Close approach was over 40 miles, so no spectacular impact this time. http://www.pbase.com/polakis/image/150160409 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.