IIS + toolkit

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IIS + toolkit

Postby bwh » 28 Nov 2008, 17:53

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
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Postby bwh » 28 Nov 2008, 18:43

GOT IT !!!

unbelievable - saw space station at 17:31 rising over north queensferry and head towards edinburgh. quite bright and just one finger width to left (1 degree is finger at arms lenght) a second bright spot following it....

the TOOLKIT wow !!!!!!!!!!

even caught both on video. Watch me on BBC news at 10 (only joking!).

next pass:

28 Nov 0.9 19:05:56 10 WSW 19:06:33 15 WSW 19:06:33 15 WSW - if clear - not as bright so toolkit may be harder.....

WOW

WOW
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Postby bwh » 28 Nov 2008, 19:00

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Postby bwh » 29 Nov 2008, 15:50

ok tonights passes for the iis + toolkit are as follows

29 Nov -0.3 16:23:17 10 SSW 16:25:37 22 SSE 16:27:58 10 ESE
29 Nov -1.1 17:57:49 10 WSW 18:00:33 35 S  18:00:58 33 SSE


clearly 17:57 event will be brighter -0.3 vs -1.1 (highest negative the better) and will be darker background.

So if you can look to the bridges at 17:57 (exactly) and you should see two spots of light rise and head over head towards edinburgh from the bay

this is the IIS - Internation Space Station (where shuttle is docked) and the toolkit (believe it or not) dropped by an anstronaut.

at that time venus with be brighest object -4 and jupiter -1.58 and will both be sitting just above the bridges themselves in near conjunction

bag all four in one viewing....
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