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#1 jerwin


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:33 PM

Someone in my local astronomy club told me about www.heavens-above.com

I figured I'd pass this along to any new people that haven't found it yet. I signed up for free, put in my GPS coordinates that I got off google earth and the site will tell me of ISS flyovers and Iridium Flares I can see from my location. I walked out of my warm house into the cold with some binoculars about a minute or two before the site told me I'd see the ISS, and boom, right where they said, right on time. So bright for the first 20 seconds I was sure it was a plane that was in the same area.

Haven't seen an Iridium Flare yet, but I was told not to get my hopes up. I donated a few bucks to the site via paypal just because it was pretty cool.

Hopefully next time I'll have my dob ready as the binoculars were pretty shaky.

Clear skies everyone!


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:26 PM


#3 dan777


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:39 PM

Haven't seen an Iridium Flare yet, but I was told not to get my hopes up.

Actually, they are fairly easy to see and like the ISS they are right on time also. This is a pic of one.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:57 PM

I've been using that site for years to check out ISS and formerly (and sadly) shuttle flights. It's great.

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

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