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Satellite flybys - July 2008 - tomorrow

Posted: 28 Jul 2008, 11:39
by Alderney99
No telescope required - just binoculars or Mark I Eyeball - and if this summer haar keeps below about 50ft above sea level there's this chance to see the International Space Station at approx 10pm tomorrow

Jul. 29, 2008          

 Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude

ISS 10:05:19 pm West 10:07:27 29° -1.2 (very bright)

This is via Spaceweather.com, and for skywatchers in the locus of Inverkeithing.

IJ

Posted: 28 Jul 2008, 21:47
by bwh
Good point

Have spotted iss last 3 nights, its so bright! In france!

www.heavens-above.com is a web site which you give you location and it will then give times of iss (brigter than jupiter) and other satellite and iridium flahses

Brian

ISS Flyby

Posted: 30 Jul 2008, 09:52
by Cosmic
Didn't get a chance to see ISS however, skies cleared nicely around midnight and cloudless where I am. Some great views of Jupiter and moons. Super view of M31 and around a dozen other satellite flyby's.
First night in ages that i have had a chance to use new scope.
I can't wait for the winter.....BRRRRRRRRRRR!
Cosmic

ISS one more time

Posted: 30 Jul 2008, 15:26
by Cosmic
Another chance tonight 30th july

ISS will cross 10 deg above wsw and and depart 11 deg above sse however the duration is 4 minutes as opposed to 1 min last night and crossing begins approx 22:31.  max elevation 20 deg.

So no excuses get looking hehehe
Cosmic

IIS + toolkit

Posted: 28 Nov 2008, 17:52
by bwh
International space station will head overhead tonight at

28 Nov -0.9 17:31:00 10 SW  17:33:38 30 SSE 17:34:55 21 ESE

visible for just over 2 mins - the toolkit (£70,000) dropped by astronaut may also be visible....

i would say bag it... if you can lol

should come from bridges, heading towards edinburgh i fink

:)