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#1 EricTheCat

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Posted 17 February 2024 - 08:52 AM

I decided to do a time-lapse of the milky way core rising this morning and completely by accident I also captured the ISS and Tiangong. smile.gif

 

I had Stellarium running and happened to notice while the ISS was in the frame so I got to run outside to watch it briefly.  I always enjoy seeing the ISS.

 

ISS

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Tiangong

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Clear skies,
Eric

 


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Posted 17 February 2024 - 10:24 AM

Pretty pictures. I love the way silhouetted tree branches look against the starry sky. :)


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#3 EricTheCat

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Posted 17 February 2024 - 01:55 PM

Pretty pictures. I love the way silhouetted tree branches look against the starry sky. smile.gif

Thanks!  I just moved here last October and it is always fun trying new compositions.



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Posted 17 February 2024 - 02:02 PM

Very nice! I frequently see ISS, but Tiangong is unfortunately invisible from my latitudes, due to too small orbital inclination.


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Posted 17 February 2024 - 02:11 PM

On January 16th, I witnessed a pass of the ISS and two passes of the Tiangong.

https://www.cloudyni...=+iss +tiangong


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#6 EricTheCat

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Posted 17 February 2024 - 03:02 PM

Very nice! I frequently see ISS, but Tiangong is unfortunately invisible from my latitudes, due to too small orbital inclination.

Thanks!  Ah, but you probably get to see aurora more frequently than I do here at 44 degrees North.  :)

 

 

On January 16th, I witnessed a pass of the ISS and two passes of the Tiangong.

https://www.cloudyni...=+iss +tiangong

 

Seeing the space stations never gets old for me. 

 

 



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Posted 17 February 2024 - 03:02 PM

In case anyone wants to see, I added a quick time-lapse to my youtube channel here:

https://youtu.be/X3X9OFQOsEQ



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Posted 17 February 2024 - 03:27 PM

Thanks!  Ah, but you probably get to see aurora more frequently than I do here at 44 degrees North.  smile.gif

Alas, the auroral oval is offset so that aurora is about as common at 60 degrees north in Europe as 40 degrees north in North America. :(


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#9 EricTheCat

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Posted 17 February 2024 - 03:42 PM

Alas, the auroral oval is offset so that aurora is about as common at 60 degrees north in Europe as 40 degrees north in North America. frown.gif

Dang.  I did not realize that.  I am lucky here if I see it twice in a year.



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Posted 17 February 2024 - 09:55 PM

Cross your fingers for the Tiangong. China is going desperately poorer every day. They are especially hard on young educated people and unemployment is exploding. I hope somebody rescues the crew.

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Posted 18 February 2024 - 03:47 AM

[aurora] ...I am lucky here if I see it twice in a year.

 

Yes you are! grin.gif 




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