Sensing it was time to get ready for work I put the scope inside and as I’m walking away my NightSky app alerts me the ISS is about to flyover. I want to see what that looks like but could I actually catch it? I had to try. Now I drag the scope back outside 🙄
Using the app I followed its path until it entered Ursa Major right in the bucket of the Big Dipper. Aiming my scope to a star I try to narrow the location more because I’m noticing this is moving quite fast and it’s relatively small. Looking through finder scope I barely see two stars at 7 o-clock. I check the app and the ISS flys right through the triangle it makes. Using 40mm for the widest view possible I wait for the ISS, tracking on my app until it gets close to the Big D (sorry couldn’t resist). I look through the eyepiece and wait. After 30 seconds or so, I see a white hot dot travel from right to left (using a reflector), not as fast as a meteor but too fast to enjoy anything 😂 still exhilarating and the view was probably 1 second maybe even less. How many of you new guys use a Push-To and catch the ISS? Try it out, it’s fun.
Edited by skysoldier173abn, 11 September 2019 - 08:14 AM.