sts 134 and external tank over south coast of Ireland

9 years 4 months ago - 9 years 4 months ago #89330 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: sts 134 and external tank over south coast of Ireland
Just observed the ISS through the 16" SCT.
Got the mount to track the satellite.
What can I say - an incredible sight!
WOW!
Solar panels and main body EASILY visible.
Add that was with a low power eyepiece.
Definetly well worth trying!

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9 years 4 months ago #89331 by dave_lillis
yip, it sure is, Tom and I were using the 25x100 binos on a unimount mount and WOW it was all there, !!,
This mount is very easy to track manually.
Like Michael says, deffo worth a go.

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but what a way to go. :)
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9 years 4 months ago - 9 years 4 months ago #89342 by Pat_Dunne

spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts134/status.html

1812 GMT (2:12 p.m. EDT)
The next potential launch date would appear to be Sunday, May 8 at 12:09 p.m. EDT (1609 GMT), Mike Moses says. But officials caution that they aren't making that the real target date yet.[/qoute]

That's a pity, this new launch date and time will not give us any chance of a sighting.


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9 years 3 months ago #89599 by Seanie_Morris
Was it July or August 2009 when we were treated to a shuttle launch and viewing around 11pm Irish Time, can anyone remember? I remember broadcasting it live on my radio show and got a whopping amount of positive responses for it, it may have been an Irish radio first! MAC even got a couple new members from it.

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