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Anyone see the ISS tonight?


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yep - I saw it too.

Was looking on Stellarium about 20 mins before and noticed it was going to be visible - even texted a friend to tell him.

we both saw it through binoculars - from our location it passed right by the belt of orion.

it does make you feel like a kid again!

now waiting to see if the clear sky holds for a viewing of saturn!

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Yep me and the missus saw it too. It had been on the local news earlier with the times. I opened the front door, looked up and it was passing over. I grabbed the bins quickly and had a look but I couldn't make much out. I bet it would have looked great through the bins on a tripod.

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Depends where you are. I'm in Eastbourne and I'll get to see it first at about 23:00ish (due to houses etc...!!!). If you look on Stellarium and input your own location it will show you exactly when and where it will turn up.

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My Wife and I were lucky enough to see the ISS tonight, it's the first time I've seen in and was astonished at how bright it was. So excited I feel like a kid!

Anyone else managed to see / image it?

About 19:35 passing west to east, pretty much through Orion's belt? I was just aligning the scope and I wondered if it was the ISS. It was so bright I thought it was a 'plane but not flashing lights and no noise!

How do people manage to image it when it's moving that quickly!?

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Got a decent view from here around 19:15 the sky was poor with only the major stars on show, it does look amazing and I am always surprised by the luminosity too, seems to vanish almost as if its being transported somewere :)

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It was great yesters, I was the middle of gutting some trout when I had an overwhelming urge to check the sky. Low and behold, it was zooming across in all is glory right at the zenith!

I know how to find it on heavens above, but what about stellarium?

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just seen it for the first time passing between the moon and jupiter, seemed to be glowing orange, guess it was the suns reflection.

i was amazed you could see it with the naked eye when you know where to look.

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Me the wife and Kids have just watched it fly over our back garden in Leeds, as a total newbie its the first time i have seen it and as the OP states i feel like a kid!!!

I used stellarium and Skywatcher on iphone to locate it, cant wait to get my scope!!

Jay :)

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I did the same- got the whole family out to watch it go over. It was good to see it just narrowly squeeze past the new moon. Seeing a transit would have been reallly cool. There was a definite orange glow as it passed by the moon and Jupiter, but it was a distinct yellow by the time it passed just below Rigel.

It was special to know that Discovery was docked there and about to head for home for the final time.

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