sts 134 and external tank over south coast of Ireland

8 years 8 months ago - 8 years 8 months ago #89330 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic 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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8 years 8 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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Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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8 years 8 months ago - 8 years 8 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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8 years 7 months ago #89599 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic sts 134 and external tank over south coast of Ireland
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.

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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