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iam4208

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The International Space Station
« on: April 09, 2014, 11:26:36 PM »
Why not see if you can spot the ISS over the next few nights?
Apparently, you could have seen a supply ship docking today.
Follow this link for info on that:


http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/213496-was-that-a-supply-ship-chasing-the-iss/


There are a number of apps available predicting when you will be able to see it, so download one and give it a go.

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Re: The International Space Station
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2014, 01:05:12 AM »
For got the iss was passing back over will be good to see again.


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Re: The International Space Station
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2014, 02:13:25 PM »
I've never seen it, so I'm hoping to catch it tonight at Harperrigg :)
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Re: The International Space Station
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2014, 03:05:11 PM »
I ahve an App on my taqblet for tracking the ISS and Iridium Flares, we can check it out tonight Ian and see if we can spot them.
 
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Re: The International Space Station
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2014, 04:14:31 PM »
I use go sat watch on my iphone for tracking the iss


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Re: The International Space Station
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2014, 04:14:59 PM »
I just use http://www.heavens-above.com/ to check out if something will be visible when I am out.
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The International Space Station
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2014, 04:15:29 PM »
I use go sat watch on my iphone for tracking the iss.
It's passing over at 21.50 and 23.26


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Re: The International Space Station
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2014, 07:59:52 PM »
For Android users the app satellite AR is really good just remember to hold the phone at arms length and it's always worked a treat for me :) Google play link to it here


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Re: The International Space Station
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2014, 08:45:56 PM »
ISS Tracker is the app I use on Android.

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Re: The International Space Station
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2014, 09:56:18 PM »
Just saw it in armadale. Even got the wife outside for a minute!!
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Re: The International Space Station
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2014, 09:57:29 PM »
We just saw it from the rig

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Re: The International Space Station
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2014, 09:58:20 PM »
ISS Detector is the name of the app I use, not as posted above.

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Re: The International Space Station
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2014, 08:49:39 AM »
Yeah, it was a cracking pass.  I think Gary said it was to last about 4 minutes.  I had time to fumble in the boot of the car to get hold of my binoculars, take them out of their case and the poly bag I still keep them in, remove the lens covers and the eyepiece covers and still track it across the sky for a couple of minutes.  It was very bright and much bigger than any other satellite I'd ever seen.  Even in binoculars, I couldn't see much other than it looks a bit h-shaped, but it was still very impressive.
Gary posed the next challenge - track it in my dob :)
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Re: The International Space Station
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2014, 11:22:25 PM »
Saw it again tonight around 21.00. Another good long pass. I was at my brother's house and managed to get my brother, sister-in-law, their two daughters and my mum to see it through the binoculars. My sister-in-law phoned her parents and they went outside and saw it too.
We also had a gander at Jupiter, Mars and Mizar/Alcor. Then we spent ages looking at the moon.
They all loved it and want a shot of my telescope to see even more.
My youngest nephew also saw it, but he's only four, so he didn't really know what he was looking at.
A great wee night of observing off the back of seeing the ISS.
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Re: The International Space Station
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2014, 11:47:33 AM »
The ISS passes across the face of the moon tomorrow night !!!


22h 44m 2.8 sec (BST)


Big moon too should be quite impressive !!
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