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Hi all,

I know it's artificial, but nonetheless i'd like to see if a can spot it tonite, all being well/clear.

Anyone reccommend a good place / time to start?

Thanks

ATB

Bob

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Tonights ISS Passover Times/Details 24th December 15

Start: 17:18:33 (WSW - 10°) 

Max: 17:20:03 (SW - 13°) 

End: 17:21:23 (SSW - 10°) 

Magnitude: -0.0

You'll need a clear view south, should be easy to see..

Merry Christmas

Fozzie

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Or here:

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=25544

All the times that I've seen it have been chance sightings - it's unmistakeable when it passes over, looking like an extremely bright satellite. One time I swung the dob at it and was able to see its irregular shape as it whizzed along, using a low power eyepiece.

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For my location sky safari shows it rise above the western horizon at 17:16, reach a maximum altitude of 15 degrees in the southwest at 17:20 and then dip back below the horizon south-southeast at 17:24.

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Me too, I think. Has the kids out pretending it was Santa.

I also briefly saw a bright a flash over to the west as I was watching what I thought was ISS in the south west, this was a bit higher too, near to Vega

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Thanks everyone....

A combination of horizon cloud and utter incompetence meant I missed it.

Still, there will be other times.

ATB

Bob

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I was all set up half hour before it cleared lovely, just as the moon peeped over  the clouds rolled in and it tipped down

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