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Watch the ISS go overhead TONIGHT!!!

Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Skywatcher, Sep 26, 2008.

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    you sure :wink: :lol:
     
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    :slap: I may be a woman but I like to know which way I am facing at all times :lol:
     
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    :lol: well thats easy your always facing forwards :wink: :lol:
     
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    :lol: I hope I'm not about to dissapoint a whole lot of pepople and their kids :lol: if you miss it its around twice tomorrow
     
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    Precisely :D
     
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    OK so I need to look South for Jupiter and then a bit north for the ISS? :unsure:
     
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    Yep the ISS is flying tonight on a path that takes it dorectly over London - so it will be high over head but just a shade north - Jupiter is low to the south and about the same brightness

    Oh god I hope at least one of you sees this or I am going to look like prize idiot
     
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    and a few people banging on your door :lol:

    which way is south from me :wink: :lol:
     
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    Well I've just checked google earth to see which way I have to look from my house. :rofl:
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    Great sight indeed to see the satellites especially the biggies of HST, ISS, Geosat, Envisat and the Iridium series....takes your breath away.


    You can track the location of them all at this site...think I have it set for ISS right now.

    http://www.n2yo.com/?s=25544
     
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    IT is a real time tracker, so right now it is over Paupua New Guinea.
     
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    OK good people - good luck - and if you miss it tonight remember the heavans above link at the beginning of the thread

    Clear skies everyone and hope you enjoy it

    Please let me know if you see anything :D
     
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    It looks like the Chinese launch of Shenzhou - 7 is following right behind the ISS tonight. They just launched the three man craft today. Give them a wave:overhere: as they go over.
     
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    will it be visible dan?
     
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    Pretty small, would be a lot harder to see Mick, but it would be on the same path. Depends upon how clear the sky and how late it arrives. It sort of has to be there right after sunset (hour or two) or before sun rise. The satellite has to be up above still in sunlight (or dusk or dawn light) and you need be in the Earth's shadow. Wonder why the Chinese are "shadowing" the ISS?:shocked025:
     
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    mmmm up to no good?
     
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    why didn't someone tell me before i ordered a curry to be delivered lol
     

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