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21 years 1 month ago #101 by albertw
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Hi,

Just to let you know that the ISS is visible again. Log in to www.heavens-above.com to get details for your location. Nasa also provide this service at spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/...vaSSOP/JavaSSOP.html

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20 years 11 months ago #231 by michaeloconnell
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Just wondering if anyone here has ever tried looking at the ISS through a scope. Heavens Above gives predictions as Albert points out and for those who have goto scopes you can download files from the internet onto your contorller to track them. I've tried it myself once or twice but didn't completely succeed. Anyone here tried it? What sort of magnification would you need in order to make out detail? Any tips?

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20 years 11 months ago #235 by albertw
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I've never had any success tracking satellites through the scope controller. I'd guess that you would need to have the scope very accuratly aligned for this to work, something which I dont bother doing to that level of accuracy!

I've seen reports (cant find URL now) of folks who have caught the ISS on camcorder and then stacked the images to get a fairly good image.


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20 years 11 months ago #238 by spculleton
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On the Meade telescopes home page there's a gallery section where a couple of pictures of the ISS and a space shuttle have been posted. The picture stunned me the first time I saw it. Follow this link;

www.meade.com/gallery/09a.html

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20 years 11 months ago #261 by voyager
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On the Meade telescopes home page there's a gallery section where a couple of pictures of the ISS and a space shuttle have been posted. The picture stunned me the first time I saw it. Follow this link;

www.meade.com/gallery/09a.html


Now THAT is an impressive image!

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20 years 11 months ago #303 by albertw
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Now THAT is an impressive image!


Yep!

The ISS is only visible for another couple of days so be sure to call.. er.. um... I mean go to heavens above for accurate times and maps ;-)

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