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central

16,451 posts

102 months

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Sunday 21st October 2007 quote quote all
Will it show again tonight?

AngryS3Owner

15,805 posts

114 months

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Sunday 21st October 2007 quote quote all
Silly question here, but what did it actually look like to the naked eye. I could see something last night, it was like a VERY high plane with two fixed lights at each end but it seemed to be leaving a trail so I'm guessing it was actually a plane? confused Anyone got any pics?

drive2tractors

427 posts

149 months

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Sunday 21st October 2007 quote quote all
central said:
Will it show again tonight?
The data for Kettering shows visible tomorrow from 19:27:17 to 19:27:39 so not for long. Look at www.heavens-above.com log on and set your location. Try the link in my above post and this will show shuttle sightings if they launch.
Andrew

drive2tractors

427 posts

149 months

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Sunday 21st October 2007 quote quote all
AngryS3Owner said:
Silly question here, but what did it actually look like to the naked eye. I could see something last night, it was like a VERY high plane with two fixed lights at each end but it seemed to be leaving a trail so I'm guessing it was actually a plane? confused Anyone got any pics?
Looked like a largeish bright light travelling across the sky like a jet. No flashing lights or trails just a constant bright spot, no detail visible but knowing what it is makes it exciting!!
Andrew

central

16,451 posts

102 months

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Sunday 21st October 2007 quote quote all
drive2tractors said:
central said:
Will it show again tonight?
The data for Kettering shows visible tomorrow from 19:27:17 to 19:27:39 so not for long. Look at www.heavens-above.com log on and set your location. Try the link in my above post and this will show shuttle sightings if they launch.
Andrew
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Yertis

12,306 posts

151 months

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Sunday 21st October 2007 quote quote all
I have a fairly powerful reflector telescope which I occsionally use to gaze at the stars (The Pleiades are my favourites nerd) . I've trained it onto this space station in the past and to save you the trouble it looks like this:


Eric Mc

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76,545 posts

150 months

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Monday 22nd October 2007 quote quote all
To the naked eye and even in binoculars it only shows up as a bright dot. With a proper tracked telescope and camera set up some very good amateur shots of the ISS and Shuttle have been obtained. These photos appear from time to time in the various astronomy mags and it's amazing the detail they can pick up.

Racefan_uk

2,933 posts

141 months

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Monday 22nd October 2007 quote quote all
Eric Mc said:
To the naked eye and even in binoculars it only shows up as a bright dot. With a proper tracked telescope and camera set up some very good amateur shots of the ISS and Shuttle have been obtained. These photos appear from time to time in the various astronomy mags and it's amazing the detail they can pick up.
Any online links to any of these Eric?

schuey

594 posts

95 months

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Monday 22nd October 2007 quote quote all
Yertis said:
I have a fairly powerful reflector telescope which I occsionally use to gaze at the stars (The Pleiades are my favourites nerd) . I've trained it onto this space station in the past and to save you the trouble it looks like this:

Looks a tidy bit of engineering that. Must have some ex MG guys working for them!

jmorgan

20,385 posts

169 months

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Monday 22nd October 2007 quote quote all
Re images. I have seen a corker of the ISS being chased by the shuttle crossing the sun.

!!Obviously the usual do not look at the sun especially through optics applies. Unless you know what yo are doing and have the correct gear!!!

Can't find the link at the moment.

Eric Mc

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76,545 posts

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I did a search on the Internet a while ago for ground based shots of the Shuttle and the ISS and came up with nothing. All the images I've seen have been in magazines. The BBC's "Sky at Night" magazine is usually good for high quality images.

jmorgan

20,385 posts

169 months

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Monday 22nd October 2007 quote quote all
Here is one crossing the sun
Link

Edited to add, its from this site which is well worth a look.
http://www.astrophoto.fr/index.html

Edited by jmorgan on Monday 22 October 13:13


Edited by jmorgan on Monday 22 October 13:20

central

16,451 posts

102 months

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Monday 22nd October 2007 quote quote all
central said:
drive2tractors said:
central said:
Will it show again tonight?
The data for Kettering shows visible tomorrow from 19:27:17 to 19:27:39 so not for long. Look at www.heavens-above.com log on and set your location. Try the link in my above post and this will show shuttle sightings if they launch.
Andrew
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Anyone see it?

Eric Mc

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76,545 posts

150 months

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Sunday 16th December 2007 quote quote all
Another pass overhead Southern England in about 1 1/2 hours (17.19 pm).

Should be very bright

Road Pest

3,111 posts

83 months

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Sunday 16th December 2007 quote quote all
Heaven's above star chart doesn't quite match mine. Am in Leicester I take it we can see it overhead too?

Eric Mc

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76,545 posts

150 months

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Won't be as overhead as here in Farnborough, Hants but it should still be fairly high in the sky.

Road Pest

3,111 posts

83 months

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Sunday 16th December 2007 quote quote all
Is it easy to view with telescope or not worth trying?

Hedders

17,858 posts

132 months

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Sunday 16th December 2007 quote quote all
Road Pest said:
Is it easy to view with telescope or not worth trying?
You should see it very easily without one! It will be a bright dot moving across the sky at a similar speed to how a jetliner looks.


Eric Mc

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76,545 posts

150 months

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Sunday 16th December 2007 quote quote all
Mk1 eyeball is best fort ISS viewing.

Road Pest

3,111 posts

83 months

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Sunday 16th December 2007 quote quote all
Won't bother cracking open the christmas present then while the wife is sleeping ...
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