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re, The ISS (Space Station)

Postby Salmoneye » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:50 am

Didn't want to intrude on the other thread where the Space Station was mentioned, but I look for it every chance I get...

Saw it just this Am, and two days this week I caught it twice before sunrise (1.5 hours apart)...

Use this site:

Put in your location, and then choose the closest little blue thingy on the map...
It will then give you a page of the upcoming (and recent past) sighting opportunities for you...

Along with the ISS this AM, I saw 3 other individual satellites (including a spinning one that winks in and out), two shooting stars, and a line of 7 of the new Starlink WiFi satellites...

If you are interested in stars along with satellites, download and install Stellarium (it's free)...

Pretty impressive what it will tell you about every star and satellite...

You can also use the website, but it is slower on older hardware...
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Re: re, The ISS (Space Station)

Postby Bkeepr » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:35 am

My oldest son is (like me) a space geek, but he's taken it to a whole 'nuther level-- has a ton of money invested in telescopes and electronic tracking hardware for them, etc etc. He's taken some pretty phenonenal amateur photos of nebulae and such.

AAANYWAAAY, I just shared your post with him just in case he wasn't aware of the websites you mentioned; I wasn't. Thanks.
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Re: re, The ISS (Space Station)

Postby Coffee » Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:07 am

I figure from looking at images of the Great Lakes from the ISS, the recent morning that I saw it, an astronaut on the space station, if looking out the window at the view of Earth, could have seen all five Great Lakes and maybe even the Atlantic Ocean. It was a very clear morning. At 5 miles per second, it would cover the 100 miles to Madison from where I am in about 20 seconds and the 180 miles to Chicago in maybe 36 seconds. Of course, I was never good at math.
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Re: re, The ISS (Space Station)

Postby Bamabear » Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:36 pm

nice to watch
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Re: re, The ISS (Space Station)

Postby positronium » Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:55 pm

Spacex launch was nothing short of beautiful
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