Watch the ISS go overhead TONIGHT!!!

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  1. Britchick

    Britchick Well-Known Member

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    no i haven't, hence the camera shake. It is top of my list. I'll get one next time i go near a camera shop. Tbh i'm a bit nervous of leaving my camera on the tripod unattended if you like.
     
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    in this case stand next to it lol and if you want a family photo use a point and shoot, i wouldnt hand over my camera for a group shot
     
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    tonights fly by is

    Satellite Rise time Direction to look Transit time Max elevation Magnitude

    ISS 07:39:16 pm W 07:41:44 89° -3.0 (very bright)

    Jules Verne 07:42:09 pm W 07:44:24 87° 2.0 (visible)

    ISS 09:14:37 pm W 09:17:03 26° -0.9 (very bright)
     
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    Britchick Well-Known Member

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    it's cloudy :(
     
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    just looked out my bedroom window and i think its jupiter clear as a bell :D
     
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    i'm not sure if i've seen jupiter or not.
     
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    Just seen it, Kept going behind the clouds tonight.:(
     
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    We could see jupiter too and just watched the ISS.....might record the next one
     
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    Does anyone know why there isn't any moon at the moment?
     
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    i suspect there is still a moon but we just can't see it because of the angle of sun shining or something like that lol

    if you're right and there is no moon, where has the man gone?:shocked025:
     
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    Thanks, The man must be having a long sleep.:tongue0011-1:
     
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    OK guys - well done :D really grat you are watching it - Jupiter certainly wouldn't have been up at 7 am - whre in the sky were you looking :uncertain: may have been Venus at that time

    No moon as its a 'new moon' at the moment so no bits of her are pointing at the sun - start to see a crescent early evening by the end of the week cloud allowing
     
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    I told everyone at work to go out and see the ISS but they all looked at me like I was mad. :(
     
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    OK, we're hooked, just brought my boy a telescope, Nanny & Grandad can give it to him for his birthday!!
     
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    ooo what did you get him?
     
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    Here is a link to all the photos I took on Friday evening.

    They are pretty poor, but I am strangely proud of them as a first ever set of space photos. They can only get better

    http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/70246310
     
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    Mate there is nothing wrong with them at all - TBH I'm not a fan of the 25 quid jobbies from argos - might be worth puttinh it on a normal photogrraphic tripod as the mounts they provide are pretty shakey - should be ok for the moon at low magnifications though - hopefully itr will do enough to inspire him to take it up seriously :D
     
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    Thats the idea. If he likes it we can always upgrade
     

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