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ISS passes over NS......

New postby retiredVTT on Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:16 pm

https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightin ... APevqNTFD8

...so last night I got to see the Int. Space Station whiz directly overhead basically from North to South for about 3 minutes around 8:30...

Tonight, October 16th, it will be visable at 6:58pm and 8:36pm for 6 minutes, and 1 minute, respectively.

The link above gives the times..

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Re: ISS passes over NS......

New postby saboo on Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:25 am

Another site, and one that works well on phones, is

iss.astroviewer.net

Select observations.

Enter your location. For me I have 2 that I use regularly, Halifax and Baddeck.

One night this past week, in Baddeck, the vertical angle to view was 90 degrees. In other words it was straight overhead. It is amazing to watch. It could become visible when it is over Pennsylvania, and then goes out of sight halfway between Newfoundland and Iceland.

With 10x50 binoculars you can see the solar arrays.

The ISS is the brightest and fastest moving item in the sky.

So the site shows that after this Saturday, the 22nd of October, there are no visible passes until sometime next month. Visibility is based on height above the horizon, and the earth surface being in darkness or nearly so, while the ISS is still in full sunshine. And of course the orbit of the ISS.
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Re: ISS passes over NS......

New postby Entropist on Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:14 am

I've used www.calsky.com for a long time. It lets you select what you want to compute, and gives you a calendar for as long as you select. Includes everything from tide heights to bright satellite passes, and, of course, ISS, the planets, comets, etc. Recommended highly.

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