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ISS & Stuff!

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« on: July 21, 2008, 05:42:33 pm »

Hi all,
       Out last night again as the sky was clear and enjoyed the spoils of space.  Grin

ISS passing


ISS passing


Me with the scope


Wide shot of the Moon


Wide shot of the Moon & Jupiter


The Moon with partial cover
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008, 01:59:52 am »

Great shots there Steve, looks like you have a good horizon.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2008, 03:40:44 am »

Thanks for sharing the images Steven. You must have a very good wide angle lens to take in that much sky. That will come in handy for the Perseids!. There's something about that image with the Moon rising through the clouds which really catches my eye. Very atmospheric!. I agree with John, you have a fantastic horizon, good for catching  bright low elevation comets etc. Nice shot with you out observing. I love to see images like that because they captivate the essence of sky watching.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2008, 12:27:50 pm »

Good shots Steven, #5 is the best
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008, 04:55:51 pm »

Thanks for your comments guys.

Martin wide shots taken at 14mm, it's a nice wee lens.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008, 10:28:42 pm »

I just watched the ISS go past on one of those "unscheduled" passes - ie 92 mins before the first one that HA lists. Very, very bright - to see it skipping between the gaps in the clouds when it was still pretty light - this was 2218 approx.

It's clearing nicely here and I have an early start to a busy day - why does that always happen???

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2008, 11:55:25 pm »

Paul, my printed list from the 19th gave a pass at 2216-2220BST. With another at 2350BST and one at 00125BST!
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2008, 10:41:11 am »

That's interesting John - was your list from HA? I think they've not updated the threshold of visibility to account for the fact that the ISS is now much brighter than it used to be. Last night's was very bright indeed - as it passed into the SE it flared to something equivalent to Venus at maximum, maybe even more - 5 perhaps!
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2008, 12:30:11 pm »

Hey Steve nice work i love the lens Cool thanks for shareing it's nice to see a clear sky even if it's only partial Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2008, 02:17:49 pm »

I'm working from two lists Paul HA and spaceweather.  Spaceweather is set for Belfast and it
didn't give the 2216 one HA did, also set for Belfast! Yeah, I saw a flare the other night as well,
they can be very bright at the minute, got a slight flare on an image too!
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