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    • colinw
    • By colinw 21st Jul 13, 12:42 PM
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    Upcoming Space Station Sightings
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    • 21st Jul 13, 12:42 PM
    Upcoming Space Station Sightings 21st Jul 13 at 12:42 PM
    Thanks to Derek (torbrex) for reminding me about this!
    The Space Station is back to see for insomniacs and night workers.
    It is visible from tonight/ tomorrow morning. Times are


    Not brilliant sightings but they do improve a bit from the 27th onwards!!!!

    To see it face south and look up at the sky about 60 degrees above the horizon. The space station should go from West to East across the sky. A steady white light.

    And for the rest of the month!

    Date Time from Time To Magnitude


    31.07.2013 01:33 01:34 -1.4
    31.07.2013 03:05 03:11 -2.5
    31.07.2013 04:41 04:47 -1.9


    Some more timings and it returns to the evenings soon!!!!


    Date Time From Time To Mag

    1.8.13 02:19 02:23 -2.5
    1.8.13 03:53 03:59 -2.2

    2.8.13 01:32 01:34 -1.9
    2.8.13 03:05 03:11 -2.4
    2.8.13 04:41 04:46 -1.3

    3.8.13 02:18 02:22 -2.5
    3.8.13 03:53 03:58 -1.6

    4.8.13 01:32 01:34 -1.4
    4.8.13 03:05 03:10 -2.0
    4.8.13 04:42 04:44 -0.6
    4.8.13 23:03 23:04 -0.9

    5.8.13 03:54 03:57 -1.0
    5.8.13 22:15 22:20 -1.0
    5.8.13 23:51 23:53 -1.9

    6.8.13 21:28 21:30 -0.6
    6.8.13 23:02 23:07 -2.0

    7.8.13 00:38 00:40 -1.2
    7.8.13 22:14 22:20 -1.7
    7.8.13 23:50 23:53 -2.5

    8.8.13 21:26 21:31 -1.3
    8.8.13 23:01 23:06 -2.4

    9.8.13 00:38 00:39 -1.2
    9.8.13 22:13 22:19 -2.2
    9.8.13 23:49 23:52 -2.4
    Last edited by colinw; 15-11-2013 at 2:23 PM.
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  • **professor~yaffle**
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    • 21st Jul 13, 12:51 PM
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    • 21st Jul 13, 12:51 PM
    Any chance of some evening sightings coming up? Not sure I'll be up at 3 or 4 in the morning.

    (unless those bl00dy seagulls wake me up at the crack of dawn again.. grrr.)
  • funnyguy
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    • 21st Jul 13, 3:29 PM
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    • 21st Jul 13, 3:29 PM
    If you are quick,look up and see a big hot round yellow object in the sky
  • Errata
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    • 21st Jul 13, 4:10 PM
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    • 21st Jul 13, 4:10 PM
    If I see someone waving back at me I hope it's not the chap doing a walkabout whilst his helmet is turning into a goldfish bowl
    .....................I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on ...
  • zennith
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    • 21st Jul 13, 5:49 PM
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    • 21st Jul 13, 5:49 PM
    If you're getting your telescope out ....

    Let us know if you spot any little green men Colin!



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcJok8VznmU
    • colinw
    • By colinw 21st Jul 13, 7:23 PM
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    • 21st Jul 13, 7:23 PM
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    • 21st Jul 13, 7:23 PM
    Any chance of some evening sightings coming up? Not sure I'll be up at 3 or 4 in the morning.

    (unless those bl00dy seagulls wake me up at the crack of dawn again.. grrr.)
    Originally posted by **professor~yaffle**
    I am not sure as the thing I use only shows you the next 10 days. I know they get brighter and longer after the 26th but I think they are still at silly times!

    If you're getting your telescope out ....

    Let us know if you spot any little green men Colin!



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcJok8VznmU
    Originally posted by zennith
    Martin...you want to know when I get my telescope out
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 22nd Jul 13, 5:22 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 13, 5:22 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 13, 5:22 AM
    It was too cloudy to see anything this morning
  • zennith
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    • 22nd Jul 13, 5:35 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 13, 5:35 AM
    I didn't see a thing....


    Which is different to not feeling a thing...... (but that's another story!)
  • zennith
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    • 22nd Jul 13, 6:09 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 13, 6:09 PM
    Martin...you want to know when I get my telescope out
    Originally posted by colinw



    Well it didn't seem to do Curly Watts any harm......

    • colinw
    • By colinw 22nd Jul 13, 6:23 PM
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    Well it didn't seem to do Curly Watts any harm......

    Originally posted by zennith

    Martin I am not sure you are taking this space station seriously
  • zennith
    Martin I am not sure you are taking this space station seriously
    Originally posted by colinw
    I am. I am...



    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 23rd Jul 13, 1:39 AM
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    There will be no sighting again here this morning, far too cloudy with some mist about as well
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 26th Jul 13, 3:06 AM
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    Thick fog this morning, I could not even see the end of the street never mind the space station
    • colinw
    • By colinw 26th Jul 13, 7:48 AM
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    Thick fog this morning, I could not even see the end of the street never mind the space station
    Originally posted by torbrex
    gets better from 27th...forum will be down Will see if I can update times today!
    • colinw
    • By colinw 26th Jul 13, 11:16 AM
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    Timings for the rest of the month!

    Date Time from Time To Magnitude

    27.07.2013 03:07 03:12 -1.8
    27.07.2013 04:42 04:47 -2.5
    28.07.2013 02:20 02:23 -1.5
    28.07.2013 03:54 04:00 -2.5
    29.07.2013 03:06 03:11 -2.3
    29.07.2013 04:42 04:48 -2.4
    30.07.2013 02:19 02:23 -2.1
    30.07.2013 03:53 03:59 -2.5
    31.07.2013 01:33 01:34 -1.4
    31.07.2013 03:05 03:11 -2.5
    31.07.2013 04:41 04:47 -1.9

    Still at bad times for most of us but good sightings if you are up
    Last edited by colinw; 26-07-2013 at 11:21 AM.
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 26th Jul 13, 11:40 AM
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    I am hopeful for tomorrow morning, the forecast is for clearer skies


    (just a suggestion colin but could you not just change the thread title to "Forthcoming Sightings")
    • colinw
    • By colinw 26th Jul 13, 11:48 AM
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    I am hopeful for tomorrow morning, the forecast is for clearer skies


    (just a suggestion colin but could you not just change the thread title to "Forthcoming Sightings")
    Originally posted by torbrex

    I could do and will do! It does get dated.....
  • ecombo
    Nope, I wont be up that early, Plus im in Scotland so viewing might be different.

    Also who will be watching the progress 52 launch and docking on Saturday.

    ISS Progress 52 Launch Coverage (Launch scheduled at 4:45 p.m. ET)

    9:30 PM - 11:00 PM - UK Time

    ISS Progress 52 Docking Coverage (Docking scheduled at 10:26 p.m. ET)

    02:45 AM - 04:00 AM - UK Time
    Last edited by ecombo; 26-07-2013 at 1:41 PM.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 26th Jul 13, 1:54 PM
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    Nope, I wont be up that early, Plus im in Scotland so viewing might be different.

    Also who will be watching the progress 52 launch and docking on Saturday.

    ISS Progress 52 Launch Coverage (Launch scheduled at 4:45 p.m. ET)

    9:30 PM - 11:00 PM - UK Time

    ISS Progress 52 Docking Coverage (Docking scheduled at 10:26 p.m. ET)

    02:45 AM - 04:00 AM - UK Time
    Originally posted by ecombo
    The timings for the different part of the UK do not have much varience. Those times are for Newcastle so not that far away from you.
  • ecombo
    The timings for the different part of the UK do not have much varience. Those times are for Newcastle so not that far away from you.
    Originally posted by colinw
    Yeah NASA TV Schedule localises its self I guess using IP or computer settings.

    But yeah GMT+1 times.
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