UK ISS Pass details for April 2014

Vipersan

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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.
I also tried with mine Paul ..
No chance ..too fast ..and no time to focus ...and then swap out the webcam..
Doh
 
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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.
Should be a steady white or slightly orangish star, and always moves westish to eastish. It'll be back around at 2240ish
 
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Clear sky here tonight, my wife said it was like a plane going past :-lol, its only traveling at 17,100 mph :cool:.
 
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Tonights second pass is marked as marginal probably because the sun has set for some time now. Tomorrows pass as 20.11pm is marked as excellent.
 
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Tonights second pass is marked as marginal probably because the sun has set for some time now. Tomorrows pass as 20.11pm is marked as excellent.
But surely thats still in daylight ?
wont that make it tricky to see ?
 
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Yes, but the magnitude of -2.2 makes it half as bright as Venus so it should be possible to see it i reckon.
 
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ISS pass in daylight :)
 
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If you enjoy the ISS you should have a go for Iridium flares - the brightest ones get up to -8 & those are mega spectacular!
 
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Works for me Martin ..
I'll try again tomorrow
;)
 
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7 mins until tonights last pass
 
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Low down and went into earth shadow after 1/3 of the transit.
 
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Well this time I definately saw her ..
Real bright on ascension from the west up to about 40 West...darkening but still visible until about 19East ...vanished into shadow after that ..
 
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Yes I caught her for a short while then lost her in the cloud got her back for a few seconds.
 
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Dont forget 20.11pm pass this evening-promises to be bright.
 
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Over Cuba now , shouldnt be long!!!!
 
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Thanks for the heads up Paul, I installed an app today, Amsatdroid I've not had a play with it as yet but it read good for this type of thing :).
 
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Presumably passed by now ..
watched from 8:05 ..absolutely nothing ..
Clear cloudless sky ..but still much daylight..
For me a total non event..
:(
 
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Presumably passed by now ..
watched from 8:05 ..absolutely nothing ..
Clear cloudless sky ..but still much daylight..
For me a total non event..
:(
Did you see the plane heading you way VS:)
 
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