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Offline Glom

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Re: ISS sightings
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2017, 04:10:48 PM »
There's a YouTube live feed. Though I'm suspicious because I wasn't aware there was an EVA tonight,

Offline bknight

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Re: ISS sightings
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2017, 04:50:02 PM »
Unscheduled emergency repair of some electronic part that malfunctioned this week end?
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Offline Glom

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Re: ISS sightings
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2017, 04:00:48 AM »
Yeah but that was two days ago, not when I was watching the live feed.

Offline sandopan

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Re: ISS sightings
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2017, 09:24:33 AM »
Iridium flares are also fun to try and spot

Some of those are incredibly bright, but they're surprisingly easy to miss if your direction is even slightly off.
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Offline Zakalwe

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Re: ISS sightings
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2017, 01:06:36 PM »
Iridium flares are also fun to try and spot

Some of those are incredibly bright, but they're surprisingly easy to miss if your direction is even slightly off.

Not with the naked eye. If you are pointing glass skywards, then yes.
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Offline smartcooky

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Re: ISS sightings
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2017, 10:18:36 PM »
Iridium flares are also fun to try and spot

Some of those are incredibly bright, but they're surprisingly easy to miss if your direction is even slightly off.

Not with the naked eye. If you are pointing glass skywards, then yes.

Yep, I agree

The brightest ones are magnitude -9.5; that is 5 magnitudes (100 times) brighter than Venus at is brightest, and over 1600 times brighter than αCma (a.k.a. Sirius) the brightest star in the sky.

Hard to miss that!!
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Offline ka9q

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Re: ISS sightings
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2017, 08:01:39 PM »
The brightest Venus gets is magnitude -4.6....