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spot the station

Postby rabble » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:36 pm

http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/

I signed up for this back in November. Didn't start getting notices till February, and every damn one was during a cloud cover. Till last Sunday.
Time: Sun Apr 07 9:16 PM, Visible: 3 min, Max Height: 77 degrees, Appears: SW, Disappears: SSW

The elevation was about right but when Mrs Rabble spotted it, I would have said it was WSW moving to SSW.

But it was cool. Starts as a pinpoint moving fast, then gets brighter and brighter till it's the brightest and biggest star in the sky and then starts fading out again. Seemed shorter than three minutes to me.

And of course it's out again tonight.
Time: Tue Apr 09 9:12 PM, Visible: 5 min, Max Height: 45 degrees, Appears: WSW, Disappears: NE
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Re: spot the station

Postby massimo » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:10 pm

The iPhone app "ISS Spotter" is also super dope.
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Re: spot the station

Postby green union terrace chair » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:06 pm

Try Heavens Above for a TON of satellite spotting info. Also lets you put your location in for customized viewing times / locations. Wish they had an app!
http://www.heavens-above.com/
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Re: spot the station

Postby rabble » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:58 pm

Yeah, great. More apps so I'll know how neat it would have been to see that space station if it wasn't for ALL THOSE FREAKIN CLOUDS!

How many ways do I need to tell me I can't see it tonight?
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