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ISS evening passes

Post by zero_gravity » Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:48 am

ISS is making a series of visible passes at present and seen here last night over the north west.
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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by Gary » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:31 pm

Nice, would love to give it a go. If I ever get around to getting a telescope will definitely have to try

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by mirage41 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:23 pm

ISS tonight 22.02/22.05 west to east, 23.38/23.42 west to east south east..

Directly overhead and extremely bright.

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by Thunderbolt II » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:25 pm

Seen it very bright passing over by pure chance three times over the past few days, always impressive and thought provoking to see. Nice image.

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by mirage41 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:22 pm

Wonderful.
When directly overhead, noted another satellite going north south.
Then two further satellite west to east.
Now obliged to identify these.
Years ago, when I smoked, and before ISS - I had noted sky full of activity when I stepped out for a drag.

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by Thunderbolt II » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:24 pm

I also observed two further satellites on roughly the same track as the ISS, seemed to be speeding in pursuit of it! I'd be interested to identify them as well.

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by mirage41 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:51 pm

Just enjoyed the 23.38 pass, west to e/s/east.

Spotted one other, fainter than before, and moving south west to east.

Wonder if Mr. Musk knows a little more.

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by zero_gravity » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:15 am

Nauka module and Proton upper stage are the two object seen trailing ISS.
Well caught.

The module will be docked with ISS , the upper stage eventually fall back.

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by Thunderbolt II » Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:29 am

Thanks for the info, zero gravity, that's really interesting.

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by mirage41 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:43 am

Well done zero_gravity.

What fun and interest we have created, just by stepping outside for those few moments.

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by zero_gravity » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:56 am

If you have a digital SLR , open up the lens and aperture , set the exposure to 30 secs and point the camera to the approx point of the peak of the pass , and click the shutter when ISS comes into the frame , you should get a good trail...possibly two tonight as the module might still be waiting to dock.

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by mirage41 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:06 am

Understand that Nauka module will remain in free flight for 8 days to evaluate systems.
Then scheduled to dock into ISS on 29/07/21, replacing Pirs module.
Hence, you digital boys may find good double images - tonight might be last sighting for a while.

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by zero_gravity » Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:37 am

mirage41 wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:06 am
Understand that Nauka module will remain in free flight for 8 days to evaluate systems.
Then scheduled to dock into ISS on 29/07/21, replacing Pirs module.
Hence, you digital boys may find good double images - tonight might be last sighting for a while.
Indeed , full story here....

https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Russ ... y_999.html

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by baz1 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:59 pm

zero_gravity wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:37 am
mirage41 wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:06 am
Understand that Nauka module will remain in free flight for 8 days to evaluate systems.
Then scheduled to dock into ISS on 29/07/21, replacing Pirs module.
Hence, you digital boys may find good double images - tonight might be last sighting for a while.
Indeed , full story here....

https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Russ ... y_999.html
any idea on times and directions?

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by reaper493 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:49 pm

This chap does a good website. It normally appears from the south west.

https://www.meteorwatch.org/iss-interna ... july-2021/

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by mirage41 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:02 pm

This evening - one extremely bright pass 22.51-22.54 - west to east, directly overhead.
Tomorrow evening - one extremely bright pass 22.04-22.07 - west to east, directly overhead.
As I said earlier, Nauka module should be adjacent giving a great view.
Then, nothing until September.

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by Pune » Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:10 pm

Hope this helps with spotting ISS this evening.
Thu Jul 22, 10:51 PM Visible for 7 min Max height 75° Appears 10° above W Disappears 11° above ESE
These for Stratford upon Avon
Thanks for the camera tips :thumb:
Good Luck
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Check out Spot the Station website, you can enter your location and get info' on ISS passes..
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by baz1 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:05 pm

cheers Guys thanks for the info.

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by mirage41 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:16 pm

On parade early, and noted another satellite, west to south east at +/- 22.40.
Space Station duly came along on schedule, not as clear as expected - perhaps a drop of haze

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Re: ISS evening passes

Post by BOLLO » Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:32 pm

Passed over Mildenhall again tonight about the same time as the past few nights .
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