Space Station Fly Overs

Discussion in 'The Astronomy Club' started by mikesr1963, Feb 17, 2016.

    Feb 17, 2016
  1. mikesr1963 GJ Refugee.

    Getting ready to watch the space station fly over, if the clouds cooperate, tonight and was wondering if anyone else does this? I'll post the site below that emails you the date and time it will fly over your area.

    http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/
     
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  2. Feb 17, 2016
  3. bsman b00b

    That's no moon, that's a space station!

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  4. Feb 17, 2016
  5. Coralkong n00b

    I saw it about a month ago. It was very early in the morning (like 4am) and I wondered out into the garage and had smoke.

    It was purely by accident that I saw it, but that's what it was.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2016
  7. OGG Master of the Meh

    I have seen several. Usually by pure luck. It's always very obvious that it's ISS and not a normal satellite passover. A quick check to quell my curiosity always confirms.

    I am very curious how much brighter it will be when viewed from the new house. We are at a much higher altitude, and have substantially less light pollution here.
     
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  8. Feb 17, 2016
  9. mikesr1963 GJ Refugee.

    At different times of the month it switches from early morning to around 7 or 8 at night.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2016
  11. OGG Master of the Meh

    Apparently we have a 2 minutes visibility pass tonight at 7:06
     
  12. Feb 17, 2016
  13. OGG Master of the Meh

    Well, tonight don't look good... it's piss in down rain and completely overcast after weeks of crystal blue skies.
     
  14. Feb 18, 2016
  15. tiger roach Urban Bovine Knievel

    I've caught it maybe 3-4 times. The first was spectacular, I couldn't believe how bright it was. The other times you had to know just where to look to find it, I guess the conditions and position of the ISS and sun weren't as favorable.
     
  16. Feb 18, 2016
  17. Tig Bourbon is my yoga

    I've seen is several times but have forgotten to go look many other times.
     
  18. Feb 18, 2016
  19. Pine Apple Slim Armchair Expert

    You can get an email from NASA to alert you when a flyover will be above 30 degrees. My wife gets em. Don't know the url but it shouldn't be hard to find. We observe it quite frequently. Mrs. Pine likes to wave at them.
     
  20. Feb 18, 2016
  21. DFB Vagabond of a Western State

    Got a 2 min window tonight at 1918.
     
  22. Feb 18, 2016
  23. Tiltsta Show me your frittatas

    I posted pics here I grabbed of the ISS blasting over my house.

    Here is one.

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  24. Feb 19, 2016
  25. Stomias Eb13+5+9

    Yes!




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  26. Feb 17, 2017 at 8:45 AM
  27. aliensporebomb Fretted instrument fan

    I was surprised to actually capture it with my cellphone. I took a 4k video. Let me see if I can get it up on youtube just for fun.
     
  28. Feb 17, 2017 at 4:16 PM
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  30. Feb 20, 2017 at 9:35 AM
  31. GomezAddams Wandering and wondering

    I have a $4 app on my phone called "Sky Guide" that alerts me ISS flyovers and Iridium satellite flares (very impressive!). It also does a million more things, none of which I use.

    You just tell it what you want to see, hold the phone up at arms length, and it gives you an arrow telling you which way to move your phone. When you get to the right spot, you'll be looking at the object in question.
     

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