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Old 05-21-2009, 10:02 AM   #31
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I saw the ISS go overhead last night. Almost directly overhead - 87 elevation, and -2.4 Magnitude. Amazing to watch. I also had the binoculars on it (7x50s). You could see that it was larger than a star, and rectangular in shape, but you couldn't pick out any details. Still really cool to see it through visual aids. I tried a while ago with the 'scope but couldn't track it properly. Must try that again sometime soon
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:20 AM   #32
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I watched and photographed the ISS passage as was seen from Moscow on May 19's evening. I only have an ordinary camera, so here's what I was able to get:

I also took picture of the UARS satellite passage direct overhead (Ursa Major's tail stars are visible):

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Old 05-21-2009, 11:42 AM   #33
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The first time I ever saw the ISS, it was completely by accident. Now though, I'm completely hooked, and I try to see the ISS every time it passes near me (when there's no cloud - which is about 10% of the year in England)!

The maximum elevation I ever see the ISS at is 65, however, when I go on holiday to the Balearic Islands later this year, I hope to be able to see the ISS at 90, and maybe Hubble too.

By far the coolest thing I've ever seen was back in March this year. About 1 day after STS-119 had undocked from the ISS, I saw Discovery come over, followed about 10 seconds later by the ISS. It was amazing - two points of light moving across the sky...
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