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ISS visible passes - ongoing thread

Post by Gary » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:44 pm

ISS visible in the sky again. Just been over 20.38l :thumb: Due over again 22.13l :cool:

If you want to check it out http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/si ... ed+Kingdom" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; has times when it can be seen over the UK.

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Re: ISS visible again

Post by MarkG » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:02 pm

Cheers for that Gary, I'll have to start watching out for it again :)
Here's another useful website for anything in orbit :thumb:

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Re: ISS visible again

Post by The W.A.V.E » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:26 pm

saw it go over and by god it soon motors over, didnt realise it moved that fast.

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Re: ISS visible again

Post by Gary » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:18 pm

Another great view of ISS tonight :thumbs: Could even see Progress 38 a supply ship which undocked earlier today :clap:

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Re: ISS visible again

Post by turbosix » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:02 pm

What does it look like with the naked eye? Just a point of light? It's due over at 8:24PM this evening and I'm wondering what to look out for.

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Re: ISS visible again

Post by Gary » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:25 pm

With the naked eye it looks like a bright white light (Trust me you'll know when you see it :lol: ). If you have a powerful telescope or camera lens you can see the shape of it :thumb:

Dont forget 2 mins before the ISS you should be able to see the progress supply ship :thumbs: Which undocked from the ISS yesterday

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Re: ISS visible again

Post by turbosix » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:16 pm

Cheers Gary, I will watch with interest. It's been clear skies here in Lincolnshire for the past few days. I spotted Venus last night in the South East at about 11pm. Not seen it look that bright in a long time.

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Re: ISS visible again

Post by dazza » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:25 pm

Any idea what time it is due over tonight if it is that is?
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Post by mr stihl » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:31 pm

dazza wrote:Any idea what time it is due over tonight if it is that is?
Its just gone over me in Fakenham (Norfolk) didn't see supply ship though. It should be over me again at 9.59pm tonight HTH. Matt
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Re: ISS visible again

Post by turbosix » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:32 pm

Just passed over Lincolnshire heading now towards Norfolk and south. Beautiful sight, very well illuminated by the setting sun.

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Re: ISS visible again

Post by Gary » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:33 pm

Yep just went over :clap: progress supply ship too a lot fainter though :cool: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress_%28spacecraft%29" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by GlennP » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:39 pm

Aye, got it over Cleethorpes as well. Very clear sky. :thumb:

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Re: ISS visible again

Post by MarkG » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:24 pm

dazza wrote:Any idea what time it is due over tonight if it is that is?
It will be passing over us going SSE starting at 21.58L, venture outside work and you should see it mate :thumb:
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Re: ISS visible again

Post by dazza » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:32 pm

Beer Monster wrote:
dazza wrote:Any idea what time it is due over tonight if it is that is?
It will be passing over us going SSE starting at 21.58L, venture outside work and you should see it mate :thumb:
Cheers mate might just slip out a little early oh yes and sorry to get you out of your slumber :D
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Re: ISS visible again

Post by FAlcons » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:10 pm

Nice! I just saw him pass over the west coast of Holland. But then it suddenly disappeared, into the shadow of Earth.
Thanks for posting all the info.
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Re: ISS visible again

Post by Adam » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:12 pm

Saw at 22:00 in Hemel Hempstead, thanks for the info :thumbs:

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Re: ISS visible again

Post by pilot_ngb » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:20 pm

I spotted Venus last night in the South East at about 11pm
I think at this time of year, Venus falls below the horizon at dusk. You were probably looking at Jupiter. It's very bright in the night time sky at the moment.

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Re: ISS visible again

Post by turbosix » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:26 pm

Hmm, could be Jupiter I suppose but it sure looked like Venus.

Here's an interesting web page http://www.jodrellbank.manchester.ac.uk ... /nightsky/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; it says up to 5 planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus) will be visible through the month of September. I've not seen Mercury before so I'll be looking out for that. It could reach up to 15 degrees elevation just before dawn towards the end of the month. :thumbs:

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Re: ISS visible again

Post by beefsteak » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:06 pm

Tonight at 20.50 there is a -3.5 Magnitude (Very bright) pass in my neck of the woods. There's nowt on the box so, if it remains clear, I may get out there with the camera and 'Scope!!
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Re: ISS visible again

Post by BOLLO » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:58 pm

Just gone over Mildenhall at 20.55,looked cool as flip. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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