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ISS and Progress Viewing
« on: September 01, 2010, 07:38:42 PM »
Anyone interested in the current Space program should get a superb view of the ISS and the resupply vehicle Progress passing roughly SW to East for the next week or so,tonight you have two opportunities one at 8-24 pm and the other at 9-59 pm.Look for a realy bright object passing through the sky preceded by a smaller dimmer object,the angle of elevation is between 45 and 50 degrees so easy to spot but be on time,they are like a swiss clock and the orbit times are very accurate.

http://spaceflight1.nasa.gov/realdata/s ... Scunthorpe

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Re: ISS and Progress Viewing
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 08:29:16 PM »
Just this minute seen it.

Lovely clear sky down here in the South.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: ISS and Progress Viewing
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 08:31:21 PM »
Thank you for that. Took kids out in their Pjs and it was really clear.  :D
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Re: ISS and Progress Viewing
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010, 09:01:43 PM »
It was too light up here  :(  will look again later
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Re: ISS and Progress Viewing
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2010, 10:07:45 PM »
Wow!  Just seen it pass almost overhead in Crawley.  Couldn't see the dimmer one, but the ISS itself was pretty bright and was sure motoring!
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Re: ISS and Progress Viewing
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010, 11:01:12 PM »
Must try to remember tomorrow night...

[Bet I forget!]
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Re: ISS and Progress Viewing
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2010, 12:40:11 AM »
Quote from: "MrTim"
Wow!  Just seen it pass almost overhead in Crawley.  Couldn't see the dimmer one, but the ISS itself was pretty bright and was sure motoring!
17,500mph to be precise  :o
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Re: ISS and Progress Viewing
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2010, 12:49:17 PM »
Quote from: "HowSlo"
Must try to remember tomorrow night...

[Bet I forget!]

Don't forget that the times and angles of elevation shift with every orbit,you need to go on the web site and type in your nearest location to get an accurate list of viewing opportunities in your area.

Mike

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PS. Progress and the ISS are now moving apart no doubt to allow Progress to deorbit,your viewing tonight is a good one,8-46pm for Progress and 8-51pm for the ISS,angle of inclination is 58 deg coming over the horizon from West South West for a 4 minute viewing opportunity
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Re: ISS and Progress Viewing
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2010, 07:53:11 PM »
[center:t7mgegnn]Reminder,look up to the stars tonight[/center:t7mgegnn]
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Re: ISS and Progress Viewing
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2010, 08:53:15 PM »
Hurrah !!! I saw it - looked twice last night but couldn't see it  :D
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Re: ISS and Progress Viewing
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2010, 09:29:42 PM »
How bright was that? (2120) and my neck hurts as it passed over at ninety degrees - and as a bonus I picked up two, not one, but two orbiting Cosmos rocket bodies.
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Re: ISS and Progress Viewing
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2010, 09:52:37 PM »
I forgot & went dashing out to catch the last 30 seconds before it disappeared - it was bright  :D
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Re: ISS and Progress Viewing
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2010, 09:59:33 PM »
Great pass tonight!!
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Re: ISS and Progress Viewing
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2010, 10:18:26 PM »
Well last night whilst up in "Brum" got a good view of the pass at 2145ish with Xtreme. tonight missed the earlier pass and then picked up the low fading pass just now preceeded by a good meteor pass, bonus.
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