Starlinks incoming!

Analoguesat

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Its clear here & there are a series of good passes for Starlink comms sats coming up from about 2035.
 
Channel Hopper

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I was looking for Atlas earlier but there is too much cloud to the north.

Any timing sites for the Starlink visibility ?
 
Analoguesat

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Heavens-above is the one I use. There is also a phone app which is useful - and can be set to red "night vision"

Ive seen some of the train on the second pass, but they are faint, and the moonlight took them well below naked eye visibility - easily visible through a scope or binocs though. These little guys move FAST so you need to keep your wits about you - lose your concentration and they have gone :D
 
Analoguesat

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Easy naked eye objects this evening - probably mag 3-4 here in the Scottish Borders. Nice to see but a bloody menace to astronomers.
 
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A relatively cloudless evening, but there was too much light pollution around here for a view.
 
Channel Hopper

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The additional 35 minutes may make all the difference

10:11 pm, 16 May 2020
Starlink-3, BRIGHT (3.6) for 5 mins
Look from WEST to SOUTH (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 28°, end: 18°
 
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The additional 35 minutes may make all the difference

10:11 pm, 16 May 2020
Starlink-3, BRIGHT (3.6) for 5 mins
Look from WEST to SOUTH (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 28°, end: 18°
Yes it was still light up here as well, however I had not spotted the very low elevation so it would be hidden behind the hill from where I am in the valley.
 
Channel Hopper

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Elevation down in London was supposedly 60+ degrees, tonight will be somewhat lower.
 
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Two more opportunities tonight, one tomorrow.

Wednesday, 17th June: 12.21am, 10.02pm, 11.21pm

Thursday, 18th June: 10:21 pm
 
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