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« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2008, 11:16:46 pm »

I just wave a wand Martin and they disappear Grin
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« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2008, 11:21:29 pm »

John, that's come out well. Fighting the mistiness though...
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« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2008, 08:39:11 am »

Thanks guys for your comments...

John (jgs001), great shots of the passes...  Cheesy

John, the satellite was just before the ISS. I think around 21:00hrs and the ISS was 21:03hrs....

Martin & John (jgs001), Yes; it is a good camera but my processing isn't the best when it comes to the night sky.

Paul, I sure will....    Grin
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« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2008, 12:12:15 pm »

Stevie, that would be the evening of the 24th then. There were two passes of the ATV that evening, one at 20:26 and one at 21:58 according to HA so it appears not to have been it as both passes were fairly low. Of course there are several bright satellites every evening anyway, maybe one of those iridium's that didn't flare, nice shot anyway.
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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2008, 12:14:39 pm »

Thanks Steven
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« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2008, 09:39:59 pm »

I read somewhere that over 25% of all UFO "reports" are just when people see the ISS and it goes into earths shadow, and dissapears. I thought That was pretty funny, but the thing does reach mags of -5
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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2008, 11:33:39 pm »

Here's the ISS from this evening along with a cropped version. Taken through moderate cloud cover and light pollution. Also caught the ATV which was fainter. Both craft where well placed over 40 degrees high and peaked at their best within Aquila. It cleared completely after this so I went back to the scope. Open image up to see full version.

http://i38.tinypic.com/34rwqk1.jpg

http://i37.tinypic.com/j5z8eg.jpg

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« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2008, 12:50:20 am »

Well caught through the clouds Martin
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« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2008, 01:57:32 am »

Many thanks John. The sky cleared completely after that. Managed to get some good comet hunting done in the S and SW sky. Picked up a few old friends...M72 and M30. I haven't seen M30 in a long time!.
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« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2008, 08:54:11 am »

Nice shots everybody.  Smiley Pity that the Jules Verne spacecraft isn't falling into N Atlantic Ocean... it would be a great sight in that case...  Wink

I have forgot about all of the satellites because I was much busy for a few last weeks, and besides I was totally clouded out for 10 days in a row Sad
But it had cleared yesterday, so if I will go out to observe an asteroidal occultation this evening, maybe it worth to catch some satellites...

Steven, you're camera looks very good with those shots  Smiley

Just to add: IMHO every satellite on the photo must be identified (use e.g. Heavens-Above). If it's impossible, that means to be a spy satellite, or an UFO as Tyler wrote  Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2008, 05:00:34 pm »

Some great snaps there lads well done
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« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2008, 10:22:05 pm »

This evening (Sept 28/29th) I was lucky enough to see, yet again, the ISS and Jules Verne spacecraft. I had to battle with the elements because despite a clear sky and wind threatening to blow the tripod over, a gathering of cumulus clouds decided to hang around along the W-SW skyline. I never thought I would see the craft by the looks of the sky. I stuck with it and managed to catch the ISS, which was a good pass as it blazed through Ophiuchus and gradually faded out of naked eye range as it entered the Earth's shadow in Aquila. Here are two images at ISO800 30 sec's at F/2.8. On the second image you can see the station entering the shadow.





The Jules Verne (ATV) suddenly appeared from behind a cumulus cloud, it was only visible for several seconds before it vanished into the Earth's shadow. I will never see it again. It was faint at mag +5.0 and the camera never recorded it due to the passage of cloud. I'm very glad to have seen it on the eve of it's death dive over the Pacific Ocean planned for Monday. Farewell ATV.
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« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2008, 08:22:10 am »

Good captures Paul, and well spotted on the ATV. Missed both this and the -8 Flare last night, cloudy
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« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2008, 05:05:30 pm »

Here's one of the ISS entering Earth's shadow but in mono. If you look closely you will see M11 at bottom left. Sky conditions were not good with a lot of high thin cloud. This is 25 seconds at 35mm.
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