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Thread: Watch the ISS go overhead TONIGHT!!!

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    Tonight you can watch this spcecraft fly overhead - it will be easily visible and really quite bright - it will be as bright as jupiter is!

    It will fly high overhead from West to East - Those of you below London look high up slightly to the North, Those above London Will see it by looking high up slightly to the South

    It will begin to fly from the West(look towards cornwall) at 20.21.43s, Be high overhead at 20.24.40 and disappear into earths shadow at 20.25.23s

    It will move smoothly accross the night sky and look like a very bright star.

    Other passes over the weekend will be plottable here

    http://www.heavens-above.com/ You can even enter your town where you are and it will give you more accurate times.

    maybe for tomorrow passes you can try a long exposure photo - which will look like


    but tonight I would personally just watch it with the eye

    what does it look like through a telescope - well the trick is tracking it as it moves pretty fast ( orbits the earth in 90 mins or so ) but if you can it looks like this......

    just click the photo of the ISS


    http://www.spaceweather.com/archive....h=05&year=2008

    any questions let me know

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    Wow, my boy will love this, he is so into space at the moment. We talk about all the planets most nights before he goes to bed.
    I might have to keep him up tonight in the hope that we can see something.

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    the times are correct locally by the way - no need to alter them due to BST

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    oh wow, thank you! so if i'm in the garden from around 8.15 tonight i should see it? fantastic!







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    I now have the list of all times for the Bracknell area for the next few days printed off from www.spaceweather.com

    Hope we see something

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    cool. i saw it last time it was in a low orbit with the space shuttle chasing it, that was class to see

    chris

    how do you set a long exposure??

    also last itme i tried to take a photo of the moon it was just a white blob and totally no detail, any ideas what i was doing wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonwebb74, post: 53149
    I now have the list of all times for the Bracknell area for the next few days printed off from www.spaceweather.com

    Hope we see something
    what did you click onto get that?







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    Quote Originally Posted by mumof2, post: 53152
    what did you click onto get that?

    http://www.spaceweather.com/flybys/index_coords.php

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    THANKS this is going to be excellent assuming a clear enough sky
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonwebb74, post: 53160
    fab! thank you....







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