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the lemming

I've just seen some spacemen...OK then the ISS :-)

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Earlier I got the head's up on my climbing forum to see this evening's pass of the International Space Station and got an amazing buzz watching it zoom between Jupiter and the Moon.

I tried to track it with my little dob but only got a bright dot. Ho the youthful nievity.

Any how, looking forward to the two passes tomorrow evening.

http://www.meteorwatch.org/iss-uk-passes-february-2013/

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Managed to see it with the 200p- amazing !! - Skyorb on the iphone was pretty accurate regarding its trajectory ,so sat and froze until whoosh - now you see-it, now you don't.

All over rather quickly but worth it in the end.

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Earlier I got the head's up on my climbing forum to see this evening's pass of the International Space Station and got an amazing buzz watching it zoom between Jupiter and the Moon.

I tried to track it with my little dob but only got a bright dot. Ho the youthful nievity.

Any how, looking forward to the two passes tomorrow evening.

http://www.meteorwat...-february-2013/

Will have to use your link as I registered with the NASA one and nowt has come through for sighting sates/times.

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Will have to use your link as I registered with the NASA one and nowt has come through for sighting sates/times.

plenty of apps if you have a smartphone. ISS spotter is one Ive used on my iPhone 3GS, gives a timetable and sets alarms for you.

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I tried to track it with my little dob but only got a bright dot. Ho the youthful nievity.

Not naive. I often track the ISS by hand with one of my 4" class Apo refractors at around 100x magnification and a lot of detail on the station is visible. What magnification did you use? Obviously higher magnification makes it harder to track, but bare minimum is probably at least 50-60x.

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