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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Withnail, Apr 17, 2010.
Not lost 'em again 'ave ya.
Two pair are on permanent leave - although if I did a full valet of the Rover one pair may appear I think, along with the rotten apples and Wrights Pie crusts. Another pair have taken residence on the top of my slaphead and the fourth are,well,somewhere...
Perhaps Mr Jobs has missed a trick - iPhones can make pictures,videos and take calls but can they help you read a screen?..
Heads up for the ISS pass over 22.43.
Not a great night for it, a bit light still and a bit of cloud but at mag -3.6 should be visible.
Even to the naked eye.
Rising WSW, setting E 22.49.
Looking for clearer skies hopefully - tad later passes and high mags ( higher the minus higher the mag ie - 3 is brighter than -2 etc).
That one wasn't so bad though - picked it up at ~ 70 (why...) degrees(...)W then lost it in cloud again at ~ 40 (etc) degrees E.
Ooh look, 3 passes tomorrow - first at 00.18 at mag -3.7, blimey that thing's moving fast.
Nother heads up for the ISS.
Rising W 23.10, setting E 23.16, mag -3.7.
Damn this cloud.
Good sighting but could've been better. It's still hanging around though, in fact next one is 00.45 if you're still up 'n' about.
There it goes again.
Don't forget to wave http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html
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Heads up for tonight - two ISS passes;
22.27.56 rising W, setting E 22.33.47 mag -3.7
00.03.15 rising W, setting SSE 00.07.06 mag -3.1
Hopefully thinner, or little, cloud tonight.
3 minute warning.
Excellent view. I'm sure I could see one of them waving at me...
Interesting task for those who might care about such things. I spent some time, a while ago, trying to discover when was the last time that there was nobody in space...
Best this week.
I waved. Ridiculous i know but why ever not?
Apparently, the Progress freighter has had a docking failure, a rare event..
Will look a bit closer when i'm feeling a bit more analytical - but it would appear to be around 1980-81. Too vague i know - must try harder.
Passing now mag -3.5 W > ESE.
Fantastic - you could see the cargo ship on the same flight path!
It'll be back at 00.29.59, not as bright but at mag -2.0 still very obvious. Look out for the cargo ship ~20 deg in front of it.
The cargo has landed
One of the last of the brighter ones tonight as it slips ever southwards and it could be a good night for it.
23.20.55 rising W, setting SE 23.25.21 mag -2.9
3 minute warning
Rising W > SSW mag -1.9
saw the earlier sighting this evening, around -3.4 mag, very very bright indeed even given the reasonable amount of natural light left.
Looks like it's leaving us so i'll stop now. Good one tomorrow though. Seeing as we've page hopped, re-link to up-coming