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passedpawn 04-26-2013 02:10 AM

Spot the Space Station
 
http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/

Sign up and get alerts when it is going to pass over. The alert will look like this:

Time: Thu Apr 25 9:41 PM, Visible: 2 min, Max Height: 49 degrees, Appears: NNW, Disappears: N


So, get out a lawn chair, grab a beer, and watch the space station race across the sky. It moves quickly. It will show up right on time, and disappear when the alert says so. BTW, 0 degrees is the horizon, 90 degrees is straight up. So, in the case of the alert above, it would be half way between the horizon and straight up. It shoots across the sky, starting and ending at the compass points in the alert. Don't worry, you'll see it, it's bright.

Cheers.

http://blogs.voanews.com/science-wor...43519_high.jpg

http://cache.boston.com/universal/si...126_008613.jpg

http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/images/ISS_...ayette_ISS.jpg

shelly_belly 04-26-2013 02:54 AM

Cool. I remember watching Skylab move across the night sky.

Airplanedoc 04-26-2013 03:14 AM

I saw it tonight. Was out in the drive, drinking a beer with my neighbor and just happened to look up as see the flyover.

A few years ago I watched it fly over just as the shuttle was approaching or leaving it. Both were visible "a few inches" apart. It was pretty cool watching one chase the other across the sky.

passedpawn 04-26-2013 01:21 PM

I get a couple of alerts a week. They also have morning alerts where the ISS is visible just before dawn.

TxBrew 04-26-2013 02:23 PM

I'm signed up. Very cool.

Quadrupled 04-27-2013 01:38 AM

Cool, thanks. Did you also register with the Deep Impact mission that happened several years ago?

passedpawn 04-27-2013 01:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quadrupled (Post 5146245)
Cool, thanks. Did you also register with the Deep Impact mission that happened several years ago?

This is the first time that I registered for alerts for this kind of thing. So, no.

runningweird 04-27-2013 02:29 AM

signed up, also check out http://iss.astroviewer.net/

I signed up for the alerts and then got all weird thinking "where is my ALERT" then I checked that website and felt dumb.

passedpawn 04-27-2013 02:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by runningweird (Post 5146405)
signed up, also check out http://iss.astroviewer.net/

I signed up for the alerts and then got all weird thinking "where is my ALERT" then I checked that website and felt dumb.

cool

passedpawn 05-14-2013 02:52 AM

Flyover 5am in the morning. I'm going to try to get a pic.


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