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Watch the ISS go overhead TONIGHT!!!

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

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    Er make that Aftghanastan!..no ..wait....Pakistan...no wait..hehh:p
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    Just been out to our local park where it is really dark, saw both jupitar and the space station...:gy:
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    bloody remote didnt work, so i missed the shot :( will get it tomorrow tho :D
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    I can see Jupiter from my back garden - in August I saw it from my front garden!
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    i think it's cool that we were all looking at the same thing at the same time. big hug everyone:yes:
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    i see it from my bedroom window
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    ah bless, same to you :hug2:
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    I took the dog, my camera and a very excited 6 year old to the park.

    Jupiter was immediately obvious.

    We then saw the Plough (I think)

    Then the ISS appeared, my son was so excited shouting 'this is cooler than cool'

    We went home and he pointed out what he had seen on his giant space poster in his bedroom. He wants to go back out tomorrow and watch it again!

    Here is one of the photos. Please excuse the shakes, I don't currently own a tripod and I had an excited puppy jumping up at me!!!!

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    thats what mine were like last time it came over simon
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    It was worth taking a few shots just to try out the new camera (at least I know how it works now!)

    I wont try it again untill I have myself a tripod (and no dog)

    I will probably go out again just to watch it though.
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    of course it was, i just go out and try different settings to see the different shots i get, but trouble is i cant remember after, will have to jot it down so i know in future :lol:
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    nut i now have a little book i keep in my camera bag and i jot down ideas for shots and settings and tips, i;m obviously not as forgetful as you :p but it works :yes:
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    exactly what i was going to do :tongue0011-1::tongue0011-1::gy::gy::p015: :D
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    So so glad so many of you managed to see this - I am really chuffed - I am also touched that we were all out looking at the same thing :D magic.

    The addiction will begin in earnest now.
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    Simon that is a great shot by the way :D what does it matter if its a little wobbly? you have a record of light bouncing off the sails of a spaceship - thats pretty awesome
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    how often does it pass over us Chris?

    what i can't get over is that it looked like it wasn't very high at all. It suddenly faded out too- is that because the sun wasn't shining on it anymore?
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    twice tonight brit, its on a low orbit i guess, i noticed that it just went from view too :(
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    It passed into earths shadow so it looks like its just turned off :D

    every few months we get a run of a few nights when it is visible - last nights was good as it was reasonably bright( due to the angle of the sails) at a decent time of the evening and clear skies - TBH its pretty rare you get all three together - keen heavans above bookmarked and check now and again.

    I am blown away by the enthusiasm and response to this thread :D
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    It orbits at just under 400km if I remember right
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    will you keep letting us know when we can see stuff like this please

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