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 Post subject: ISS probably
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 2:52 pm 
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This morning in clear transparent sky.
2019 May 13 02.01UT to 02.02.10 UT.
Noticed bright white ISS, probably, at 45 degree elevation mag -1.5 travelling east after passing near the zenith.
Last seen as it went below house at 20 degree elevation mag +1.0 approx. fading.

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David


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 Post subject: Re: ISS probably
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:32 pm 
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Dear David, as you are asking :D

From Calsky:
ISS passes Monday 13 May
(Times are BST)
Appears 2h57m45s -2.4mag az:260.8° W h:18.7°
Culmination 3h00m02s -4.2mag az:175.3° S h:80.0°
distance: 421.0km height above Earth: 415.1km elevation of Sun: -15°
Disappears 3h05m26s 0.7mag az: 88.1° E horizon

There was another pass at ~4.36 BST

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 Post subject: Re: ISS probably
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:58 pm 
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Thanks Brian,
At least it was the ISS.
My magnitude estimates were a bit low. It was a bit brighter than I listed.

I missed the later pass. Thankfully asleep.

1040 hPa today. Cirrus and sunny.

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David


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 Post subject: Re: ISS probably
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:29 am 
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It doesn't take a great deal of magnifying power to see details of the ISS. I once followed it with a small refractor and was able to make out the solar panels.

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