UK ISS Pass details for April 2014

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How to watch and photograph the International Space Station,

The ISS always approaches from a westerly direction and heads towards the east and can be spotted about 10 degrees or higher above the horizon, a typical pass lasts about 4 - 5 minutes. Very bright passes can soar straight above the observer and good photographic passes are lower/ closer to the southern horizon.

http://www.sen.com/feature/how-to-watch-and-photograph-the-international-space-station

http://www.meteorwatch.org/uk-iss-passes-april-2014.html
 
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How to watch and photograph the International Space Station,

The ISS always approaches from a westerly direction and heads towards the east and can be spotted about 10 degrees or higher above the horizon, a typical pass lasts about 4 - 5 minutes. Very bright passes can soar straight above the observer and good photographic passes are lower/ closer to the southern horizon.

http://www.sen.com/feature/how-to-watch-and-photograph-the-international-space-station

http://www.meteorwatch.org/uk-iss-passes-april-2014.html
Thanks for that.

Seen it many times over the years and luckily we nearly have all year round cloudless skies so is very easy to see and follow using binoculars.

http://www.heavens-above.com show the following timetable and visual view.

iss alicante 1.JPG iss alicante 2.JPG
 
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Seen it pass over 20 mins ago yet again, a fine sight, along with Mars and a low rising Moon.
 
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I tried to take a picture with my pocket camera ...but all I got was a white blob...
 
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Some beautiful live stream shots from the station now on n2yo.com.
 
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Passing over again further south to me

Bugger, into the earth shadow and gone!
 
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Passing over again further south to me

Bugger, into the earth shadow and gone!
I have just started to lose it at my location without going outside from my back window, not a cloud in sight, I will be able to pick it up from my front window shortly :).
 
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So ..a close pass about 9pm tonight ..
I am currently staring out of my back bedroom window
(the playroom) the window looks due South more or less and I'm one floor up ..
I have a view which looks over some bungalows ..and a few trees in the distance ..
What angle elevation should I expect to see the pass here in Manchester (53.5N 2.4W) ...
Do I have a realistic chance ??
some thin high cloud and darkening quickly now.
rgds
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Looks like its going over cornwall/devon keeping looking South you cant miss it, with binoculars it looks like a giant H
 
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5 minutes away i think
 
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I can see it here VS atm,
 
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Yep not mega bright tonight beacuse of the thin cloud,almost dead overhead here.
 
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Pretty sure she just passed but had trouble focusing the bins ,,
Appeared to be flashing ..err red.white,,
Could have been a plane I guess

Always a problem being so close to the airport and lots of light pollution.
 
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4 minutes H to H i believe. I couldnt make out any structure due to the cloud, more of a square blob!
 
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This is the best I could do with my camera free hand :(. 22.39 next one tonight:).
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I cant even track it with my telescope, it moves so fast, theres no chance putting my canon on the end of it for a shot.
 
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A nice bright pass that one :) Almost clear skies here.
 
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We had 50% cloud cover but got half a sky eastwards to the low horizon.
 
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