Saw a NOSS for the first time

From: Tom Wagner (
Date: Sun Jun 02 2002 - 00:29:50 EDT

Thanks to a tip from Louis, a friend of mine in the Netherlands, tonight,
for the first time, I saw a NOSS trio pass over. At about 22:16:30 local
time just above Leo high in a partly cloudy sky as seen from my backyard in
town I spotted NOSS 2-3 C, D,& E (as far as I know)  in my night vision
monocular. They formed an elongated triangle that was moving slower than
what I expected. [I'm used to watching the fast moving ISS.]

They were around magnitude 6, easily seen in my night vision monocular and
with my 7 x 35 binoculars.

Quite a treat! I put a shortcut to the page in Heavens-Above so I can
readily check on more passes in the future.

Clear skies!

NE Iowa

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