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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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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Tracking ISS with a scope

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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Replied by albertw on topic Re: Tracking ISS with a scope

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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Replied by spculleton on topic Re: ISS Visible

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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Replied by voyager on topic Re: ISS Visible

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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Replied by albertw on topic Re: ISS Visible

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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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: ISS Visible

You could also try www.calsky.com
Gives times for transits of the ISS and also accurate predictions for when it crosses the face of the sun and moon. Hope this is of interest to someone.
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