Look Out Of Your Window Now! Astronomical events.

BobClay

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Saw the ISS as predicted by @The Hawk above. Could only see the station, but that might be my eyesight, even in binocs could only see one point of light. This also allowed me to check the plots on PowerSDR, a program I run for Software Defined Radio which features a map with a worldwide plot of the Moon/Sun/ISS. This is useful for users of HF (short wave) as frequency ranges change according to the position of the daylight/night time terminator.

As you can see on the pix the plot is quite good. The ISS passed more or less directly overhead here.

ISSonPowerSDR.jpg
 
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The Hawk

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Saw the ISS as predicted by @The Hawk above. Could only see the station, but that might be my eyesight, even in binocs could only see one point of light. This also allowed me to check the plots on PowerSDR, a program I run for Software Defined Radio which features a map with a worldwide plot of the Moon/Sun/ISS. This is useful for users of HF (short wave) as frequency ranges change according to the position of the daylight/night time terminator.

As you can see on the pix the plot is quite good. The ISS passed more or less directly overhead here.

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Yes, it looks like the burn earlier today has put the Nauka module some way in front / adrift (depending which way you look at it) of the ISS. Hopefully, the two will get closer together over the next few days, if the future burns are successful.

Like you, I had good views of the ISS as it passed over Stafford.
 

The Hawk

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If the weather allows, the space station should be over between 22:08 and 22:14 this evening followed by the 'new' Nauka module between 22:24 and 22:33 as it closes in on its scheduled docking with the space station on Thursday.

Both objects will be travelling roughly west to east and will be at medium elevation/height for the space station and a bit lower for the module.
 

Gramaisc

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If the weather allows, the space station should be over between 22:08 and 22:14 this evening followed by the 'new' Nauka module between 22:24 and 22:33 as it closes in on its scheduled docking with the space station on Thursday.

Both objects will be travelling roughly west to east and will be at medium elevation/height for the space station and a bit lower for the module.
A nice view from where I am, same latitude as Stafford, but 220 miles west, and with the ISS path a bit further north here.
 

BobClay

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Cloud cover and heavy rain shower here. :( The upside is it might be a bit cooler for sleeping

PS .. thanks to your times the other night I realised my PC was running over a minute slow, even though I've got it on auto-set. Something else to feedback to Microsoft about. So the plot on the SDR was pretty much spot on when I manually corrected the clock with a little program I've got..
 
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The Hawk

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Despite the cloud both the space station and the Nauka module were visible from Stafford tonight, though only just with the Nauka module.
 

The Hawk

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The Nauka module has successfully docked and is now part of the International Space Station. It will pass over Stafford this evening between 22:11 and 22:16.
 

Gramaisc

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Years ago, I used to use https://www.astroviewer.net/iss/en/observation.php for ISS viewing info.

Then, it disappeared, being a one-man 'hobby' operation, he abandoned it for a while.

On a whim, I decided to see if it was back again last night - and it is.

It "suffers" from the same odd glitch that https://time.is/ also does - it uses a name for my nearest 'main town' which was changed in 1930 and has not been in common use for at least forty years.
 
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