ISS over Gloucester

ISS over Gloucester

DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

29 May 2015, 23:48 #1

The International Space Station will flydirectly overhead early tomorrow morning.

4:40 a.m......look straight up.
The ISS will be as about as bright as it gets on this pass.




Hopefully there is a break in the clouds.
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Nuf Ced
Joined: 05 Oct 2005, 21:55

30 May 2015, 00:43 #2

Thanks for the heads up. Had fun finding it and watching it the last time it passed over.
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

30 May 2015, 01:31 #3

How bout if everyone heads to GH Beach and at 4:40AM point a fladhlight's beam straight-up. - as we ALL form a giant THUMBS UP!
Is there an easy way to get a live stream ????

At least there's no school.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

30 May 2015, 08:57 #4

Nuf Ced..... did you see it this morning?
I was worried about haze and clouds but it was nice and bright.
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Dun Fudgin
Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

30 May 2015, 09:06 #5

I saw it from the roof where I work 18 stories up. Bigger than I expected but the haze moved in before I had a chance to take a good shot with the camera. Through my 300 mms lens I could make out the solar panels!
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

30 May 2015, 09:55 #6

Wow! I had no idea you'd be able to see the panels with a 300mm.

Next close pass, I am going to make a better effort to magnify this thing.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

30 May 2015, 10:08 #7

More good passes over the next several nights.....
Not directly overhead, though, like this morning.
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Dun Fudgin
Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

30 May 2015, 10:24 #8

DM3194 wrote:
Wow! I had no idea you'd be able to see the panels with a 300mm.

Next close pass, I am going to make a better effort to magnify this thing.
Thanks for the heads up.........I looked online to find the schedule and it said look to the NW at 3:37 am and right on time it appeared. I was taking a few test shots and was about to shoot a video when haze covered it up. I'm still at work but when I get home I'll see if any of my test shots are worth posting here.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

30 May 2015, 10:44 #9

Those pictures would be good to see if they turn out.

There is a web site that sends me an e-mail in advance of
every good ISS pass. It has been a good reminder instead
of looking the info up.
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TenPoundIslandSeagull
Joined: 14 Sep 2011, 14:53

30 May 2015, 12:39 #10

The photos on Nasa's web site are taken with a 600mm with a 2x converter and I can't make out the panels? You can tell the spot is something man made for sure, but certainly not that kind of clarity. Maybe the ISS was a different angle.
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Dun Fudgin
Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

30 May 2015, 13:17 #11

I further enlarged this once down loaded. I added brightness and tried to make it as sharp as possible.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

30 May 2015, 14:30 #12

Amazing.....

Altitude 258 miles, or so?
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patriotrenegade
Joined: 18 Mar 2015, 17:42

30 May 2015, 18:45 #13

Dun Fudgin wrote:
I further enlarged this once down loaded. I added brightness and tried to make it as sharp as possible.

Good job of that. I once had a Soligor 70-260mm zoom. Incredible results, even on a leaf.
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patriotrenegade
Joined: 18 Mar 2015, 17:42

30 May 2015, 18:50 #14

DM3194 wrote:
The International Space Station will flydirectly overhead early tomorrow morning.

4:40 a.m......look straight up.
The ISS will be as about as bright as it gets on this pass.
Hopefully there is a break in the clouds.
Still a sad reminder, at least to those who care, that islamabama eviscerated NASA's budget, we have no rockets, we pay russia $63 million per hitchiker, and our NASA guys were instructed to go to islamo pigsty countries to teach math and science. WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP! Former and current astronauts and top NASA people are OUTRAGED. Don't even give me that crap about private spacecraft efforts. It will never be. Another ex hippie smokedream. That iss is accomplishing...what?
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Damon
Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

30 May 2015, 18:52 #15

Wow, incredible Dun !
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

30 May 2015, 19:57 #16

Great photo Dun, really great!

DM - Thanks for the ISS info.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

30 May 2015, 20:24 #17

I am realizing how rare it is for this thing to be
directly overhead like this morning (almost).

This morning the ISS was listed as 87 Degrees.
A 90 must be very rare.

Next two passes:

Time: Sat May 30 10:52 PM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 56 degrees, Appears: WSW,
Disappears: NE

Time: Sun May 31 3:44 AM, Visible: 6 min, Max Height: 51 degrees, Appears: NW,
Disappears: ESE

There is a 77 Degree coming up in a couple days.
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Dun Fudgin
Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

30 May 2015, 20:58 #18

It looked like a faint star when it came into view then it looked like it could be an aircraft about a minute later. Looking through the viewfinder I could barley see what looked like solar panels and knew it couldn't be a plane because a plane's wings wouldn't be in that configuration for the direction it was going. It was about 60-65 degrees above when I took that. Then in the time it took to adjust my settings, the haze took over. After that it was out of view as were the stars that were above me.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

30 May 2015, 21:27 #19

Live pictures of whatever ISS is flying over.

I want to remember to look the next time it is above Cape Ann....
to look for Dun with his camera pointed upwards.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human ... ce_Station
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Dun Fudgin
Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

30 May 2015, 23:01 #20

DM3194 wrote:
Live pictures of whatever ISS is flying over.

I want to remember to look the next time it is above Cape Ann....
to look for Dun with his camera pointed upwards.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human ... ce_Station
Actually I was on the roof of the 18 story Ferncroft Tower in Middleton. Below is the indoor water park Coco Key and the old Danvers State Hospital in the background:
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