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Post by Tonybwf » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:03 pm

Hi all,

Just if anyones intrested bout things crossing our skies in the night the ISS is visible this month from Dec10-23rd...Its average altitude is 319.6km to 346.9km when passing threw our skies..speed is 27,744km {17,240mph} so it can complete 15.7 orbits per day lets Ryanair match that ha!!! The web page below gives co-ordinates/magnitude/passingover times..its set uo in my login so no need to adjust long/latitude settings its a great site for anything in our orbit or visual in the night sky

http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummar ... amgefggkdp

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Post by FLYbyWIT » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:11 pm

Yea I saw that one night awhile ago...Just a white light really and in and out of sight in a few seconds but still to know what it is as it passes really gets your mind racing. So get out there and have a google.
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Post by Tonybwf » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:18 pm

Hi,

Ye thats probably it....can reach up to -4mag sometimes so easily spotted on a clear night, you should keep an eye when they launch the shuttle youl"l see it chasing the ISS across the sky trying to catch up to dock, anyways the link i left will give all the info you need

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